Cycling in Clarksville During COVID-19: Is It Legal?

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Yes, you can still bicycle around Clarksville during the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana’s Stay-at-Home order does not prohibit residents from going on a bike ride as long as they follow the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing.

Although most of Indiana’s state parks remain open to cyclists, please keep in mind the following locations have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19:

  • Campgrounds
  • Gyms
  • Playgrounds
  • Inns & cabins

Before you go out bicycling,

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Motorcycle Head-On Collisions in Madison County, Kentucky

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Kentucky has some great country roads for those who love to ride their motorcycles. However, there are dangers that motorcyclists have to be aware of when venturing out in rural Kentucky. According to a study from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider is 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than those of passenger vehicles.

One of the many dangers to motorcycle riders on rural roads is a head-on collision. They can happen in many different ways,

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T-Bone Auto Accidents in McCracken County, Kentucky

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T-bone or broadside crashes are some of the most deadly crash types there are, and rural drivers are more likely to get into serious injury accidents according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study says that while only 42 percent of drivers live in rural areas, the fatality rate is almost double that in urban areas.

One of the reasons for this is the T-bone accident. A T-bone crash occurs when a car hits another one in the side at a 90-degree angle.

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Who is Responsible for a Hydroplane Accident in Kentucky?

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If you’ve driven long, you’ve probably felt a that out-of-control slide when your car hydroplaned. Most of the time you slip a couple of feet and then your tires finds some road to grip, and you go on your way. But sometimes it doesn’t work out so well and the car slides off the road or into another car.

So when this happens, who’s fault is it?

Hydroplaning Liability

We all drive in different kinds of weather,

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Kentucky Motorcycle Safety Tips and Rider Education Course

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It’s a great time to ride a motorcycle in Kentucky and Indiana. Attorney Cara Stigger encourages all motorcyclists to ride safely and take the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Course.

She also encourages all motorcyclists to take precautions when riding…

Here are some of her safety tips:

  • Wear protective gear at all times
  • Use a DOT compliant helmet
  • Wear brightly colored clothing or a reflective vest
  • Use daytime running lights
  • Only wear clear eye protection at night
  • Never ride while impaired

Most motorcycle accidents are due to other cars not seeing the motorcycle,

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Broadside Accidents in Madison County Kentucky

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Broadside or T-bone crashes are some of the deadliest of all crash types. In 2018, side-impact crashes made up 23% or 5,350 deaths of those who died while riding in a passenger vehicle, according to a report from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

Travelers on rural highways are more susceptible to high-injury broadside crashes because of the higher speed limit of most highways. Most of the rural highways have a speed limit of 50 mph or more, and when a car turns into the path of another vehicle going that fast,

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Happy Birthday! Sue Wells Turns 93 Years Old

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HAPPY 93rd BIRTHDAY to Cara’s mom Sue Wells! Her family and friends did a socially distant birthday parade in front of Sue’s home in Kentucky.

Sue sat outside in her rocker to receive the well wishes safely from afar.

Her loved ones made signs, decorated their cars and ATV’s, honked horns, and played instruments.

Several well wishers tossed birthday cards out on to the driveway.

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What if I’m Injured by a Juvenile in Kentucky?

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Younger drivers have the highest fatality rates among all age groups, according to a study by the American Automobile Association. In fact, this trend continues for all drivers until they hit the age of 70. Young drivers simply don’t have the experience in how to drive defensively and look out for possible unseen or hard to see dangers.

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident with Young Driver

A 56-year-old man was killed while riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a car with a juvenile driver.

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Are Helmets Required for Motorcyclists By Law in Indiana?

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Under Indiana state law, motorcycle riders age 18 and over are not required to wear a helmet. However, riders with a permit, and riders under age 18 must wear a helmet and eye protection.

Wearing a helmet is a good idea.

Motorcycles maintain contact with a roadway by two wheels rather than four. That makes them far less stable than a passenger car. They’re also less visible than passenger cars because they present smaller and narrower profiles on the roadway.

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What our elders say about us…

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If you ask Cara Stigger’s mom Sue or Marshall Kaufman’s dad Marshall, they believe we are serving our clients well. You don’t have to take their word for it, find out for yourself. Injury accidents can be devastating. Speak directly to a lawyer at Kaufman & Stigger to know your rights as an injured person. Let us help you with the legal aspects of your injury case, while you focus on getting better. The injury case consultation is always free. Safe social distancing is a priority to us.

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