Here we are in the dead of winter and even the most die-hard riders are having to crawl into their cages to get from Point A to Point B. I thought I’d share some advice about calling police after an accident because the decision is often less obvious when you’re in a car. Typically, if a motorcycle is involved in an accident, there’s no question whether you need to call police; the damages and injuries are usually significant. But what about car accidents? [Read more…] about Should I Call the Police After an Accident?
By: Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
In the immediate minutes, hours and days after a motorcycle accident, people do the strangest things. Sometimes they act irrationally due to the burst of adrenaline in their bodies. Other times, they are simply naïve about their own injuries, or they innocently trust the other driver to take responsibility for the damages they caused. [Read more…] about Top 8 Dos and Don’ts in the First 24 Hours After a Motorcycle Accident
A jury in El Paso, Texas decided Friday that it is illegal for a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club to possess a weapon in the state. DT, a member of the BMC in El Paso, was arrested October 16th, 2017 on his way to work for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Although it was conceded by all sides that DT had no felony record and was not a convicted criminal, the prosecution argued, and the jury agreed, that merely being a member of the Bandidos was enough to consider an individual a gang member prohibited from exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. [Read more…] about Texas Jury Says It’s Illegal for Any Bandido To Possess Weapon
By: Susan Dane, CORD Chair
CORD, along with ABATE, Biker Down, Bicycle Colorado, Bike Blue, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Property & Casualty Insurance Association of America, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, AAA and Colorado Drive Safe will be meeting with Senator Lois Court and her Bill Drafter at the end of November to talk about reviving the “Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving” Bill that did not make it through the legislature in 2018. [Read more…] about Driving Laws Must Keep Pace with Technology
In 2017, I worked closely with Colorado Senator Lois Court to draft and champion a bill that would have increased the fine for texting-while-driving from $50 to $500. A second offense and any offense thereafter would have been punishable with a fine of $750. [Read more…] about Rider Justice Fighting for Stricter Texting-While-Driving Laws
By: Stump, Legislative Affairs Officer – ABATE of Colorado
The 2nd Session of the 71st Colorado General Assembly ended on Wednesday, May 9th. There weren’t any bills of direct concern to motorcyclists this session, but I hope I made some progress for next year. I couldn’t get any sponsors for our concerns: Anti-Profiling; Red-Light Bill; Lane- Splitting; or Autocycles. The Legislators I talked to support our issues but wouldn’t sponsor any bills. I think I’ll have better luck next year because of the connections I made this year and insights I gained on some Legislators. [Read more…] about Colorado Legislation
By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
Motorcycle riders are a tight-knit group. When I attend rallies, rides and other motorcycle events, I’m always inspired by the sense of camaraderie shared by bikers, who seem to walk around like they share the best secret in the world. They all love biking, bikers and bikes. They share a special bond. [Read more…] about When Someone You Love is in a Motorcycle Accident
There are some changes taking effect immediately that all riders need to be aware before riding thru the Town of Morrison. Morrison law enforcement will be following part of the Golden Police department’s concept. Cops will now be listening for “unreasonable” noise and then followed by observation of the exhaust system modifications, and evidence of an EPA stamp. [Read more…] about Town of Morrison to join Golden on noise ordinances
By: Susan Dane
Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving (CORD) was formed when our friends, Brian and Jacquie Lehner, were killed on their motorcycle in February 2016 in a head-on collision by a woman who was reading a text message when her car drifted across the double yellow lines and hit Brian and Jacquie. [Read more…] about Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving
There is absolutely no such thing as a magical pot of money after a motorcycle accident. [Read more…] about Do You Need Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage for a Motorcycle?