Archives for January 2018

California Bikers Work to Improve Motorcycle Club Image

Headlights of motorbikes

A Southern California man is trying to change the reality and the perception of the image of motorcycle clubs. Known simply as “Tombstone,” the man formed the SCCOC, or Southern California Confederation of Clubs, in 1988. He says, however, that the idea came a few years before that, after he grew weary of attending funerals and watching friends and family deal with constant clashes between clubs.

According to Tombstone, when he first proposed the idea, very few people were interested. There was little interest in sitting down and working out differences. That started to change in the mid-1980s, when federal officials began cracking down on motorcycle clubs across the country. SCCOC held its first meeting in Orange County in 1988, with 20 different clubs in attendance. The California group now has more than 100 clubs in its membership and has spawned more than 60 similar groups across the United States, including the National Coalition of Motorcyclists. There are also all-female groups within the SCCOC.

According to Tombstone, SCCOC spends most of its time and energy as an advocacy group for bikers, while keeping motorcyclists involved and informed about issues that affect them. He says that recent meetings have included discussions of lane-sharing and anti-profiling laws, and SCCOC has been proactive in the “Save the Patch” campaign, designed to prevent law enforcement officers from wrongfully seizing or confiscating a biker’s distinctive club patch.

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Common Causes of Scooter Accidents

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With the advances in technology and construction, scooters have become a viable option for commuters and others as a reliable and cost-effective means of transportation. You can get a good scooter for less than a couple thousand dollars and you can typically get upwards of 65-75 miles per gallon. They have more get up and go than a moped, so they’re great for getting around town, and it’s easy to find a place to park them.

But if you opt for a scooter as your mode of transportation, you need to take proactive measures to minimize the risk of injury in an accident. With a scooter, as with a motorcycle, there’s little to protect you if you lose control or are involved in a collision.

The Principle Causes of Scooter Accidents

Similar to motorcycles, the primary cause of accidents involving scooters is the failure of other motorists to pay necessary attention. As a result, the majority of scooter accidents involve collisions with other motor vehicles:

  • Head on collisions where a motorist either turns into the path of a scooter or fails to yield to the right of way of a scooter operator
  • Sideswipes where a motorist changes lanes without looking or observing a scooter
  • Left-turn or right-turn accidents where a motor vehicle operator fails to observe right of way

There are also situations where you can risk serious injury without a collision with another vehicle. Because a scooter is lighter, you can be more easily affected by potholes, dead animals or other debris on the roadway, loose gravel or dirt or uneven pavement.

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At Weber & Nierenberg, our attorneys have protected the rights of injured people in the San Francisco Bay area for more than three decades, including persons hurt in motorcycle and scooter accidents. We understand that every situation is unique, so we’ll take the time to carefully investigate your case and tailor our representation to meet your needs. With Weber & Nierenberg, you’ll have access to a partner at all times.

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