Electric scooters have become incredibly popular over the last few years. In general, we will see that electric scooters are much more popular in the urban areas of the state, particularly in and around the Atlanta area. However, other cities also have electric scooters that individuals can rent. When these scooters first started making appearances on Georgia roadways, they were touted as good alternatives to walking or biking. However, serious injuries caused by scooter crashes have occurred all across the country. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable in the aftermath of sustaining an injury on a… read moreREAD MORE
Motorcycles can be fun vehicles to operate, and there are plenty of motorcycle enthusiasts across the state of Georgia. The number one priority of any motorcyclist should be their safety. Motorcycle riders are inherently at higher risk of sustaining an injury in the event an accident occurs because they do not have the same protections that a passenger vehicle driver has. Many visitors and residents in Georgia wonder whether or not lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of motorcyclists riding between rows of traffic moving in the same direction, and it is not legal in the state… read moreREAD MORE
There are plenty of motorcycles enthusiasts In Georgia. Various laws that regulate motorcycle operation in this state, and it is vital that all motorcycle drivers and passengers understand their responsibilities. Specifically, there are certain laws regarding motorcycle passengers that all motorcyclists should be aware of. Motorcycle passengers in Georgia Before carrying a passenger, motorcyclists must understand that the extra weight will affect the way that their motorcycle handles. This requires extra practice, caution, and preparation before a ride. Before taking passengers on the roadway, motorcyclists should check the air pressure in both tires and adjust the suspension of their bike… read moreREAD MORE
Georgia motorcyclists should be aware of their state’s laws concerning acceptable practices for motorcycles on the road. Since motorcycles are smaller and more maneuverable than larger passenger vehicles and do not afford riders much protection in motorbike accidents, special provisions for motorcyclists on the road don’t apply to larger cars. Many states have adopted special laws concerning motorcycles, especially concerning lane-splitting, lane filtering, and lane sharing. There are some grey areas in motorcycle laws that cause a lot of confusion regarding what’s legal. And these regulations will vary and be enforced differently from state to state. We will shed some… read moreREAD MORE
Due to physics, motorcycles have more difficulty stopping than larger cars. A motorcycle requires at least 120 feet to slow from 60 mph to zero in perfect conditions. Reaction time, distance, speed of the cars involved, road conditions, and weather all play roles in braking. Unlike a driver in a passenger car, a motorcyclist cannot slam on the brakes to come to a stop, and stopping suddenly can cause the motorcyclist to flip over the front of the bike. Studies have been conducted to estimate the stopping distance for motorcycle riders, so in one study by Bikesafer.com, if you are… read moreREAD MORE
Riding a motorcycle can be an ideal activity on a warm Georgia day. However, it can also be an extremely dangerous endeavor for many reasons. Drivers who take their eyes off the road for only a moment can strike motorcyclists and cause severe injury and damage. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Butler Prather LLP can help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Common Road Dangers for a Motorcycle Rider While a motorcyclist can be injured in many ways on the road, a handful of dangers tend to be more common… read moreREAD MORE
Winter cycling in Georgia can be pleasant on the best of days, and even on days when the weather is less than ideal. But when the mercury drops and you need to get out on the road, you should take extra precautions—with your bike, your clothing, and your attention―to ensure your comfort and safety in avoiding any preventable motor bike accidents. Road Considerations Wintertime road conditions can create challenges for all drivers, but especially for those on a lighter and less stable two-wheeled vehicle. If possible, plan your route in advance, avoiding areas where ice is likely to appear, such… read moreREAD MORE
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