May 2

Watching out for Motorcycles in May

If you wreck on a motorcycle, you are significantly more likely to be more injured than if you were involved in a car vs. car accident. In hopes of reducing motorcycle accidents, May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In 2009, nearly 8 million motorcycles were registered in the United States. With gas prices.

September 20

Two Motorcycle Accidents Should Serve as a Reminder

Riding a motorcycle has been dangerous in the last few days. This morning, a motorcyclist was seriously injured after a car turned in front of the motorcycle near the intersection of State Road 590 and Leonard Drive. The motorcycle accident was severe enough to close State Road 590 in both directions between U.S. 19 and.

April 27

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two Young Men in Ruskin

The families of a 22-year-old and 18-year-oldare mourning the death of their loved ones who were killed in a motorcycle crash last night. According to, the motorcycle driver and his passenger were driving a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along College Avenue in Ruskin when a Jeep Cherokee turned left off of Eighth Street into the.

March 18

Hit & Run Motorcycle Crash in the Middle of Rush Hour

Another hit-and-run accident that put two people in the hospital and this one happened in the middle of rush hour traffic! Kelly Lichtenberg and her husband, James Lichtenberg, were enjoying a St. Patrick’s Day ride on their motorcycle when a maroon pickup truck collided with the back of the bike. James Lichtenberg lost control of.

November 9

Three Die in Two Motorcycle Accidents Hours Apart

Last week, two Pinellas County motorcycle accidents resulted in three deaths. On Thursday night, Daniel B. Rivers was killed after crashing his motorcycle on Montclair Road in Clearwater. According to the Bay News 9 report, Mr. Rivers failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of the motorcycle and went off the road. His passenger, 32-year-old.

October 13

Should You Ride a Motorcycle?

Riding a motorcycle can be fun and invigorating, but it is not for everyone. Do you have the skills to ride one? Before you decide to ride a motorcycle, The Motorcycle Safety Foundation provides a self-assessment of the physical capabilities and mental attitude required to safely navigate a motorcycle on the street. Here are a.

August 12

What to Do When Encountered By Road Rage

Road rage.  Unfortunately, it is commonly seen as you drive down U.S. 19 or on the Interstate.  Last night, a 22-year-old Sarasota man driving his motorcycle when he got into a confrontation with 59-year-old driver Roger Atlas. The men pulled onto the side of U.S. 41 and had an argument. During the confrontation, deputies say, the motorcyclist.

August 5

Two Critically Injured in Clearwater Motorcycle Accident

A ride of a motorcycle results in a helicopter ride to the trauma center. David Bell and Alicia Zengel were critically injured when the motorcycle they were on crashed into a car on State Road 580 in Clearwater at about 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol,.

May 13

Florida Reminds All that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

We read about motorcycle crashes almost every day. Some of these crashes are because the “hot-shot” on the crotch-rocket, but too many of these motorcycle crashes are caused by us motorists. “The Florida Highway Patrol is committed to keeping our roadways safe for all motorists in Florida,” said Colonel John Czernis, director of the Florida.

February 25

Another Family Mourns After Motorcycle Accident

Ronald Kilman from St. Petersburg, Florida lost his life while driving his motorcycle early this morning when his motorcycle collided with a car at Park Boulevard and Belcher Road, police said. Police said Ronald Kilman was driving his 2005 Honda motorcycle southbound on Belcher Road when he collided with a 2000 Chevy Malibu driven by.

February 11

Two More Motorcycle Accidents–One Died and Another Injured

Another motorcylcist is dead because of a motorcycle accident. Police are investigating a Sunday evening head-on collision in St. Petersburg Beach where Jerry W. Williamson, 42, of Dunedin was driving his 1999 Harley Davidson north on Gulf Boulevard when a southbound 2006 Cadillac driven by 82-year-old Robert J. Hill of Ohio made a left turn.

September 30

Fines Going Up for Speeders and Motorcycle Stunts in Florida

Anyone going 50 miles an hour over the speed limit should get really hard with a fine.  Too many car accidents occur because of speeding and other aggressive driving.  Also, motorcyclists who do stunts on the busy roads of Florida should also be penalized.  They are not only putting themselves at risk, they are putting.

September 25


Motorcycles can be dangerous.  Sadly, another Florida motorcyclist has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident this morning.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, shortly before 4:00 a.m. today, Paul Gatta was riding his motorcycle with a passenger, Angela Maria Fattausso, when he drove onto the shoulder of the road and lost control of his motorcycle. .

June 3

Too Many Local Motorcycle Accidents and Deaths

Car accidents and motorcycle accidents can be tragic. Sadly, there seems to be more local deaths from motorcycle accidents lately. This Sunday, my sister-in-law was talking about how her friend’s son died when he was struck while driving a motorcycle. Another Clearwater man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday while riding north of Brooksville..

May 19


Every day should be safety awareness, especially on a motorcycle, but May is known as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Since more and more people are riding motorcycles, it will be good to brush up on some safety steps to avoid a motorcycle vs. car accident. Riding a motorcycle can be fun, but it is quite.

May 13

Higher Gas Prices Mean More Motorcycle Accidents

With gas prices soaring to $4.00 a gallon, many people are turning to motorcycles as their main means of transportation. Sadly, this means more people are being seriously injured or killed in motorcycle vs. car accidents. Each year, more than 2,200 people are killed and more than 55,000 motorcyclists are injured in motorcycle accidents. Studies.

March 3

Motorcycle Accident Deaths On Rise This Bike Week

Bike Week 2008 has already been tragic for 5 families. In just a matter of days, 5 motorcyclists have been killed in motorcycle accidents during Bike Week 2008. Last year, 8 motorcyclists died from motorcycle accidents during Bike Week. It is important to note that not all motorcycle accidents happen because of the erratic driving.

February 18

Safety Helmet Could Save Life After Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists, bicyclists, ATV riders and other similar sport enthusiasts should be thankful for Brycen Spencer, an engineering student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. That’s because he has designed a safety helmet that could save their life. Spencer designed the Wireless Impact Guardian (WIG) which signals for help even when the wearer is unconscious. If.

November 6


She survived a motorcycle accident in 2005 and is now taking steps to reduce motorcycle accidents and motorcycle injuries and fatalities. She is U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters. Secretary Peters recently announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling,.

July 31

Avoiding a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle deaths are up for the ninth straight year. In fact, for the first time, motorcycle deaths in 2006 outnumbered those of pedestrians. One contributing factor is more people are buying motorcycles. On Saturday, my firm hosted a Client Appreciation Night at the Clearwater Threshers Game. It so happened to be motorcycle night as well..