I was leafing through an old “Hog Tales” magazine from November/December 2004 and came upon an article about safe riding and the hidden dangers of the roads. The article titled Between the Lines, discusses ways to maintain your focus and improve your odds of avoiding a crash. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation ® (MSF) created an acronym to help us stay sharp and focused while riding.
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According to 6ABC.com news report: “A motorcyclist is dead and his wife is injured after an accident on the Black Horse Pike in Williamstown, New Jersey. The accident was reported at 8:44 a.m. at US 322 (Black Horse Pike) and Cains Mill Road. Police say a Chevy Silverado was traveling west on 322 and was making a left turn into the Wawa parking.
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At our most recent meeting of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition, Bill Turkus told us that 90% of motorcycle crashes involved a rider who never completed a Basic Rider training course. Learning to ride or to ride better than you do is critical to owning a motorcycle. If you have not done so I urge you to take a Basic Motorcycle Rider Course. One such course is given through Rider Education of New Jersey and information can be found here.
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Stark & Stark attorneys and staff participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Ride For Life XXVII on May 3rd and 4th at the SteelStacks at ArtsQuest Campus in Bethlehem, PA. Joel Rosenberg rode to the event with his HOG Chapter, Bucks County HOG. Our staff and attorneys met lots of great families and really enjoyed the activities and being part of such a worthwhile cause. The SteelStacks at ArtsQuest Campus is a very dramatic and very cool location. A great spot for photographers as well as bikes. On Sunday Joel and his wife, Rose, had a great ride through the countryside with their HOG group before heading home. On behalf of all of us at Stark & Stark we thank you for participating in this wonderful event. If you did not donate and would like to please go to www.mda.org.
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Joel Rosenberg and I spoke before the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 105 at the invitation of President Lance P. Lopez, Sr. on April 14, 2014.

We addressed proper automobile and motorcycle insurance coverages to ensure that all drivers and their families are properly protected in the event of an accident. Everyone must have liability insurance to protect them from suits against them. As important as that protection is the “uninsured and underinsured” coverage you carry. If a negligent driver strikes your car, truck or motorcycle your own UM/UIM coverage may be critical to receiving fair compensation for injuries and lost wages suffered by you and your family.
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As a member of the Motorcycle Safety Coalition I urge you to visit njsmartriders.org and take the pledge to be a safe motorcycle rider. This program was conceived to raise awareness and encourage motorcyclists to ride safely. We encourage all riders to pledge to follow these simple rules:

Get properly trained

Wear protective gear

Ride Unimpaired

Know you own limits and ride within your skill limits

Be a Lifelong Learner
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Stark & Stark attorneys and staff are participating in the MDA Ride for Life on May 3, 2014 at Bethlehem, PA. Joel Rosenberg will be riding with his HOG Chapter and I plan to ride as well.

We will have a booth with free give-a-ways so stop by to ask any legal questions or just to share your support for Muscular Dystrophy. Please go to MDARideForLife.org to see how you can participate in this fun event and help raise money for the families and kids who live with neuromuscular diseases.
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During the course of the year, we see dozens of people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. People who wear personal protective gear when they ride fare far better than people who do not wear protective gear. Protective gear should provide comfort, increase visibility, and offer protection. Protective gear should not only be comfortable, it should be brightly colored and reflective to provide improved visibility. Protective gear that meets these standards will not only decrease the likelihood of a crash, but in the event of a crash it will prevent or reduce injuries.
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As most riders know, wearing a helmet is mandatory in New Jersey. Not so in Pennsylvania where anyone 21 years of age or older and has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for not less than two full calendar years OR has completed a motorcycle safety course approved by PennDOT or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation can ride without one.
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