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Older Adults More Likely To Sustain Severe Injuries In Motorcycle Crashes
2013-02-07 08:49:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Motorcycling has been dramatically increasing in popularity for the over-50 crowd for years, with one in four bikers in 2003 being over-the-hill. Along with this surge in popularity, has come a hefty price. A report in the journal Injury Prevention has found that older motorcycle enthusiasts are three times more likely to be hospitalized after a crash than younger bikers. The report found that as motorcycle accidents have steadily...

2013-01-14 12:20:12

LONDON, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a relatively mild winter to date, the UK is set to be braced for plummeting temperatures over the coming weeks according to recent weather reports. In light of this, Swinton [http://www.swinton.co.uk ], the UK's leading car insurance broker is urging car owners to make sure their vehicles are ready for the cold weather ahead. Ensuring that there is a sufficient amount of de-icer mixed with a vehicle's washer fluid,...

2012-12-28 08:20:07

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the NHTSA, motorcycle accidents are most commonly the result of a collision with a passenger vehicle, such as a car, truck or SUV. Many times this is due to the failure of other motorists to identify motorcyclists before the collision or failure to identify the motorcyclist in time to avoid the collision. In cases where multiple vehicles are involved, 67 percent of accidents are initiated by another driver violating the motorcyclist's...

2012-12-28 05:03:57

John Demas, Sacramento Injury Attorney, of Demas Law Group discusses a new study that reveals that unlicensed drivers are found to be much more reckless on the road than those with valid licenses. This study has implications for the victims of personal injury accidents, especially since unlicensed drivers are far more likely to be uninsured motorists than those with licenses. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 The California Department of Motor Vehicles has concluded a study that...

Deep Thoughts Can Contribute To Distracted Driving
2012-12-14 11:01:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Holiday season isn´t always filled with joy and glad tidings, strong eggnog and laughter. It´s often a time meant for family and the inherent stress involved with family gatherings. This stress can be quite burdensome at times, taking over our thoughts throughout the day, despite what we´re actually supposed to be doing. A new study has been published just in time for the holidays which has found that a...

2012-12-10 16:20:54

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide, more than 1.2 million traffic fatalities occur yearly, and the lives of pedestrians account for a third of those lost. In the United States, pedestrians make up 12 percent of deaths from traffic collisions. According to a newly published study, male pedestrians struck by vehicles are more than twice as likely to die as their female counterparts. Motao Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of...

2012-11-21 12:20:44

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You've packed, filled the gas tank and loaded the car. Your seat belt is buckled; you aren't under the influence and the baby is in a properly-connected carseat. Don't go yet; you're not ready, and what's missing could result in you becoming a statistic this holiday weekend. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121121/CL17599 ) According to the National Safety Council, there will be an estimated 451 traffic fatalities this 4.25-day...

2012-11-19 12:20:23

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motor vehicle accidents of any kind can be devastating, but when a pedestrian is involved, the risks of severe injury and death rise exponentially. Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable, and more than 1,000 injuries and hundreds of fatalities are suffered every year due to pedestrian accidents in the Los Angeles area. Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, Farhad Hamdam, is now offering legal help to those who have suffered an injury, disability...

2012-11-09 20:20:09

SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The CEO of ADEPT Driver, a California company that makes driver safety programs that are proven to reduce crashes, will deliver an address on Saturday to driving school owners about the science of improving driver safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/SF10286LOGO)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/SF62269LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/SF92741LOGO) Dr. Richard Harkness, the CEO of ADEPT...

2012-10-25 04:01:45

Seattle accident lawyer Chris Davis offers legal commentary on NHTSA´s report on seat belt use rates across the nation. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 A recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that the nationwide seat belt use rate is 84 percent, down approximately one percent from the 2010 average of 85 percent. But the NHTSA report was especially pleasing to Washington State lawmakers and law enforcement officials, as the...