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2011-07-30 00:01:03

Local insurance agency educates motorcyclists on the necessary insurance coverages. Anaheim, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Local California insurance agency, Hall, Mahar & Associates is consistently striving for ways to better serve the surrounding community. With the warm summer months, longer days and abundance of wide open road, it's no wonder that motorcyclists are hitting the streets in full force this season. Whether it's a veteran or a first-time rider operating the bike, it's...

2011-07-20 08:29:00

CARDIFF, Wales, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused.com has released new research which reveals that dawdling drivers are the top cause of irritation for UK drivers. The survey by the car insurance experts shows that over half (60%) of motorists experience an increase in stress levels and a heightened irritability when faced with a vehicle driving slower than the rest of the traffic. In reaction to these slow drivers, almost half (45%) of motorists risk overtaking,...

2011-07-02 00:00:33

Elevated summer fatality rates highlight road risks for not only teenage drivers, but also their passengers and other motorists, Pennsylvania auto accident attorney says. Scranton, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 School is out and the summer driving season is on. Unfortunately, with teen drivers freed from academic obligations, there are more opportunities for them to become involved in serious auto accidents, according to Pennsylvania personal injury attorney J. Christopher Munley. "Crash...

2011-06-07 13:15:00

DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA Michigan strongly opposes legislation voted out of the Senate Transportation Committee today which --if approved -- would repeal Michigan's nearly four-decade old mandatory motorcycle helmet law. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/CL67889LOGO ) Senate Bill 291 -- which was approved by a vote of five to one -- would allow individuals 21 years of age or older to ride without a helmet if they have had their...

2011-05-25 21:44:23

Researchers propose 'advance directives' for driving Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found a majority surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age while saying they would hand over the keys if a doctor or loved one said they were no longer fit to drive. "We are now exploring the idea of an advance directive for driving where someone would be designated to take away your keys at some point," said Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, at the University...

2011-05-16 09:21:00

CARDIFF, Wales, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Admiral research has shown there are a staggering 405,000 rear-end bumps in the UK each year*, accounting for one in four of all road accidents. Leading car insurance expert, Admiral looked at data from more than 200,000 of its accident claims in 2010 and found 27% of them occurred when one car hit another from behind. This is a 9% increase in the percentage of these types of accidents from 2009. Many rear-end accidents result in whiplash...

2011-05-13 15:10:06

A Spanish study has analysed traffic accidents involving cattle being transported for human consumption in the country for the first time. Despite the "relatively" low mortality rate, animals suffer high-risk situations that cause pain and stress. The scientists say that specific protocols for action are needed with regard to these accidents, and to prepare the emergency services to deal with them. Most of the 86 lorry accidents identified from 2000 to 2009 in Spain involved the...

2011-05-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, MAY 9: MOTORCYCLE SAFETY Profile America -- Monday, May 9th. It's said that there are few things as exhilarating as riding a motorcycle, with its sense of unencumbered freedom and the feel that the vehicle is an extension of the rider. With the summer season starting, more and more riders...

2011-05-02 10:00:00

PennDOT Reminds Motorcyclists of Motorcycle Safety, Asks All to Share the Road HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Governor Tom Corbett's proclamation of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and riding season in full gear across Pennsylvania, riders are encouraged to practice motorcycle safety while all drivers are asked to share the road. "It is essential for everyone to be aware of motorcycles on the streets and highways and recognize the importance of...

2011-04-22 12:30:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As conservation takes center stage on Earth Day 2011, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) notes the environmental benefits of commuting and traveling on a motorcycle. "Regardless of how you use your motorcycle or scooter -- commuting to work, riding down the block, across town, traveling across the country -- your choice to ride instead of drive has a positive impact on the environment and results in a more enjoyable,...


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