“I grew up playing Punch Buggy or Slug Bug, punching my sibling every time we spotted a VW bug,” says Scott O’Sullivan, founder of Rider Justice and owner of The O’Sullivan Law Firm. “I’ve always wanted to create a game for kids that raised awareness of motorcyclists and even bicyclists on the road.”[Read more…] about Rider Justice Has Created a New Car Game to Raise Awareness of Bikers
When I founded Rider Justice, I had many goals but, first and foremost, I want to make it safer for bikers to ride! We accomplish this through several efforts, including legislative advocacy (let’s end texting and driving!), and also by helping riders make sure they have the right motorcycle insurance (auto drivers don’t carry enough to cover the injuries they cause).
As a rider who has rode for many years, I have seen my share of friends having accidents. In April, I decided to attend an Accident Scene Management class hosted by BikerDown and Rider Justice, and Executive Director Laurie Montoya asked me to give a rider’s perspective of what I learned in the class. Boy did I learn a lot.
Everyone who rides a motorcycle on our roads should be prepared with some basic supplies in case they ever become injured or stranded. But, while it’s easy to pack a bunch of first aid supplies and emergency gear into a car, bikers have to downsize a lot, which is hard![Read more…] about How to Build a Motorcycle First Aid Kit
By: Susan Dane, Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving (CORD)
Senate Bill 19-012 (SB19-012), Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving, passed the Senate & Energy Committee on February 14 with a unanimous “Yes” vote. [Read more…] about SB19-012 Passes the first round
I am the type that typically thinks nothing bad will ever happen to me. Maybe that’s why a lot of people think I am such a badass daredevil. They tell me to slow down, wear a helmet and ear protection, and I always roll my eyes and sing-song “negativity!” Well, I must admit, I should have listened to them. [Read more…] about Hey Bikers, did you know wind is considered noise?
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
From September 19 through 23, 2018, ABATE of Colorado hosted hundreds of bikers for the annual Meeting of the Minds conference. What an amazing gathering of caring bikers from around the country! Everywhere you turned, bikers were greeting each other with hugs, questions about family members, big barks of laughter, and a few embraces of condolence. Such a warm, passionate, loving gathering of bad-ass bikers! [Read more…] about Motorcycle Rider Foundation Brings Bikers Together in Denver
By: Don Enninga, ASM Instructor/ABATE of Colorado Northeast Coordinator
Some people love the online learning options available in so many courses today. Others prefer to sit in a face-to- face in person class and still other may prefer a combination of the two. Time, cost and your preferences will lead Enninga you to the type of course that best fits your needs. Recognizing this, Accident Scene Management has announced a Blended Learning Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance course. [Read more…] about What Kind of Learner are You?
I live in Denver and I’ve lived here a long time. And, as anyone who has lived here for more than five years can attest: traffic is getting nuts! It feels like Denver’s streets are getting more dangerous by the day. But, aside from weekday morning traffic reports, it can be hard to determine how dangerous and where the accident hot-spots are. I wanted a way to view accidents in Denver by type and location so that I could make better, safer decisions about my typical travel routes. [Read more…] about Do You Know Denver’s Accident Hot Spots? This Map Shows You