Do we sound like a broken record? We wonder, because we try to take every opportunity to encourage safe driving, motorcycling and biking behaviors. More and more, two-wheeled vehicles share the roads with sedans, semis and SUVs, and so many traffic accidents involving motorcycles or bicycles are avoidable.
When it comes to avoiding accidents, though, are some tactics better -- more effective -- than others? Multiple sources, including the California Highway Patrol's Motorcyclist Safety Program, say that motorcycle helmets save lives. Indeed, California law requires helmets on all riders, regardless of age. The law has been in place for more than 20 years.