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2012-04-29 23:00:54

Rider Insurance is joining with federal, state and local highway safety, law enforcement and motorcycle organizations in proclaiming May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month”. By increasing education and awareness of the importance of safe riding and the need for mutual respect for all motorcyclists and motorists, we can continue in our efforts to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on the highways and back roads nationwide. SPRINGFIELD, N.J (PRWEB) April 29, 2012...

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...

2011-02-07 08:28:00

New Course Offered for 3-Wheeled Motorcycles HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although Pennsylvania is still within winter's grip, now is the time for motorcyclists to plan to enhance their driving skills through the 2011 Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, PennDOT said today. The program offers courses for new and experienced riders at approximately 70 locations across the state. Courses are offered March through October. A full schedule is available online...

2010-11-30 21:54:56

New research using a world leading motorcycle simulator to analyse rider behaviour has proved that safer doesn't necessarily mean slower and that formal advanced training for bikers can demonstrate improved safety on our roads. The study was carried out by researchers at The University of Nottingham's Centre for Motorcycle Ergonomics & Rider Human Factors. The preliminary results of the research are published today by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) which funded the research....

2010-09-09 17:41:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, DUI deaths dropped in 2009. At the same time, motorcycle fatalities saw their first drop since 1998, marking the end to an 11-year, 175 percent increase. DUI and motorcycle deaths were just two of the highlights of a statewide decline in total traffic fatalities of 10.3 percent. In figures released by the Federal government today, California recorded 950 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2009, a 7.6 percent...

2010-07-27 08:26:00

Motorcyclists Urged to Put Safety First, Take Free Training Courses HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania motorcyclists, their friends and family members tell their own stories in PennDOT's new motorcycle safety campaign documentary, which debuted online today at www.LiveFreeRideAlive.com. The documentary, which celebrates the freedom that comes with riding and offers a sobering look at what happens when that freedom is gone, made its public debut on July 24...

2010-04-30 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced a new comprehensive motorcycle safety campaign, Live Free Ride Alive, as part of its continuing and aggressive effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways. Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. "While Pennsylvania marked a decrease in the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities in 2009 - the first...

2010-04-05 09:52:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorcycle riders across the country are growing older, and the impact of this trend is evident in emergency rooms daily. Doctors are finding that these aging road warriors are more likely to be injured or die as a result of a motorcycle mishap compared to their younger counterparts. While the typical injured motorcyclist has long been thought of as a young, otherwise healthy victim of sudden injury, a study from the University of...


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