Month: December 2013


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Small Motorcycles, Big Cities: Riding in an Urban Area

 
With the congestion on many of our highways and limited parking in metropolitan areas, some big city commuters may want to start considering trading in their four-wheeled vehicle for a two-wheeled one.
 
There are several key advantages to riding a motorcycle in a big city, but there are also plenty of risks due to all the other drivers on the roads – most of them in larger vehicles. First, though, let’s take a look at some of the benefits.
 
Why Ride a Motorcycle to Work?
 
More parking options Studies suggest that up to 30% of city traffic may be caused by drivers circling the block searching for parking, and drivers spend between 6-14 minutes looking for parking on average.…

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Category: Work Accidents

This Job Is Killing Me: Common Workplace Accidents

It doesn’t matter whether you’re operating heavy machinery or sitting at a desk all day—all jobs come with some risk of a workplace injury. Sure, jobs that require manual labor or machine operation come with a higher risk, but the most common workplace injuries are ones that could happen in just about any industry.
 
In 2012, there were 1.15 million workplace accidents that resulted in injuries causing workers to take time off. And when I say injuries, I don’t just mean something like a paper cut that an employee could bandage and then ignore for the rest of the day. The average number of days taken off due toinjury was 9—clearly not good for employers or employees. …

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Category: Truck Accidents

Are Truck Accident Fatalities on the Rise?

 
Stricter distracted driving laws, dashboard cameras, and black boxes in trucks that track accident data are all great ways to cut down on both passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle accidents. But have they made a significant impact yet?
 
It can take a long period of time to get a good sense of trends in traffic accident data, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationrecently reviewed accident statistics for the past two years and found some bad news: rather than going down, overall large-truck fatalities actually increased 3.7% from 2011 to 2012. Breaking that down even further, the NHTSA reported that truck occupant fatalities were up 8.9%,and fatalities for occupants of other vehicles were up 4.8%.…

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Take Care to Avoid Injuries on Holiday Cruises

 
If you and your family love the water, a holiday cruise might just seem like the perfect way for all of you to spend some vacation time together. After all, you’ve got catered food, gorgeous sights, and all kinds of entertainment – most of the bigger cruises truly have something for everyone.Just don’t let all that seasonal cheer make you forget that big ships mean big dangers. Most people don’t think about it, but people get hurt on cruises every year.
 
What to Expect from Holiday Cruises
 
They tend to deck the, well, decks this time of year, so you won’t have to leave holiday festivities behind when you hit international waters.…

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Category: Accidents

Las Vegas Motorcycle Deaths on the Rise

 
Most people who’ve had any experience driving in and around Las Vegas know that it’s treacherous. People are out in force all day and night because the city never sleeps.
 
Cabbies and tourists (and out of town drivers) abound because of the casinos. Drunk and distracted driving is an issue that just won’t go away. And many of the most popular areas are designed with pedestrians in mind far more so than drivers. But as bad as regular drivers have it, Vegas is worse for motorcyclists.
 
Exactly how dangerous is driving a motorcycle in Las Vegas? As of November 21, there had been 24 fatalities involving motorcycles in 2013.…

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