From the monthly archives: May 2013

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5/15/2013 2:00 AM

Share the Road with Motorcycles: Biker Safety

There are millions of motorcycles on America’s roads and the accident rate is much higher than for other vehicles. Motorcycling can be a high risk activity but many of those risks arise from other road users not giving these riders the attention they deserve. Since May is Motorcycle Safety Month, here are some safety tips for bikers and motorists alike. For Bikers: - Always wear a helmet. A helmet could be your only source of protection in a crash. - Ride with caution and drive defensively. Never ride in between lanes or instigate aggressive driving with other motorists, and make sure they can see you. - Check your bike and yourself. Conduct a safety inspection on your motorcycle before each ride. Also, make sure you wear protective gear such as gloves, boots and a jacket. This will help reduce the severity of injury if you are involved in a crash. - Watch your speed. Of all vehicles motorcycles accelrate the fastest. For Drivers: - Check your blind spots and loo ...

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5/7/2013 4:55 AM

Alcohol and Prom Night

Prom is a rite of passage, signaling the end of a high school career and the beginning of a new way of life. Sadly, prom also represents one of the most dangerous nights on the road. Many young people endanger themselves and others because of drinking and driving. Teenage car accidents peak during prom season and underage drinking is one of the main causes. Peer pressure and a sense of camaraderie can overshadow any teen’s common sense. Nobody fully prepare a teen for the moment of choice when they have to decide between just saying no and getting in a car with a drunk driver.Parents can minimize the risks that go with prom night but talking to their children about alcohol and the consequences. Some schools offer after prom parties where teens participate in a designated area and are treated to activities other than drinking. Many students are hesitant to participate in these parties, perhaps they are not cool enough or they want to be with their friends somewhere else. Parents and educators can work ...

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