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2011-04-21 00:00:28

Yes, a motorcycle nearly broke in half today. And no, no one was injured this time. There is no court case, or pending legal action here, but there could be if certain theories discussed here, hold true. This was a single vehicle collision and presents personal injury lawyer issues of government liability, manufacturing defect, and other tort related issues such as pain, suffering, lost wages and medical bill payments. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 According to reports at injury news...

2011-04-20 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- During its annual industry conference Injury Sciences LLC announced the release of WrExpert Pro(TM), the next and most advanced generation of software for the scientific analysis of vehicle damages and related auto injury claims. WrExpert Pro(TM)( )leverages data integration with client systems and leading third party technology providers and, with little or no manual data entry, delivers a biomechanical analysis that includes assessments of...

2011-04-20 00:00:30

With spring finally here, Syracuse personal injury lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb reminds motorists to share the road with their motorcycle-riding counterparts. Syracuse, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 The "Blessing of the Bikes" held last weekend at an Onondaga County church unofficially kicked off the central New York motorcycle season and hopefully raised the safety awareness of drivers throughout the region, Syracuse accident and injury attorney Scott C. Gottlieb said. "One of the leading...

2011-04-19 09:00:00

Fatalities decline overall by at least 2% but increase later in year WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that motorcycle fatalities declined in 2010 by at least 2 percent. Based upon preliminary data, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities declined from 4,465 in 2009 to 4,376 or less in 2010. The projection is based upon data from 50 states and the District of Columbia. The decline comes...

2011-04-18 23:01:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After pioneering the concept of antilock brakes (ABS) on motorcycles 23 years ago, BMW Motorrad USA announced today that it will be the first motorcycle manufacturer to offer ABS as standard equipment on its entire range of 2012 model year motorcycles. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/bmw/49653/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/MM83914)...

2011-04-13 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorcyclists attending the Sturgis Road Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg this weekend are invited to enhance their safety skills at two seminars offered by the Department of Transportation. The first seminar, offered at 11 a.m. on April 16 and 17, will give riders the opportunity learn about the Live Free Ride Alive (LFRA) campaign. Participants will be able to view the LFRA campaign...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011 A recent study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies ® hones in on the most common errors teen drivers make that lead to a serious crash. Teen drivers are involved in fatal crashes at four times the rate of adults. The findings were published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Researchers analyzed a...

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2011-04-03 06:52:39

Despite an increase in the number of miles driven in 2010, traffic deaths fell 3% to its annual low of 32,788, compared to the previous year's 33,808 fatalities, according to estimates from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition, there has been a 25% drop in the number of people who died from traffic accidents since 2005. The 2010 fatality rate of 1.09 per 100 million miles driven also reflects a steadily declining trend since the middle of the last decade, reports Reuters. In...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

IMED Mobility has today announced transparent FMVSS safety crash test ratings for wheelchair vans with VMI conversions. Roseville, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 IMED Mobility has today announced that Vantage Mobility International conversion vans scored high in all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards testing. Transparency in safety scoring is a vital consideration for those purchasing wheelchair vans, and VMI is a leader in providing quality, reliable, durable vehicles for individuals...

2011-03-08 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gathered in a U.S. Capitol meeting room, a coalition of parents, teens, pediatricians, safety advocates, insurance and other business executives joined Senate and House sponsors to support introduction of major national teen driving legislation which will accelerate adoption of model state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws for beginning teen drivers. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act, sponsored by Senators...


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