Monthly Archives: February 2012

Motorcycle Passenger Safety Tips

Riding as a passenger on a motorcycle can be thrilling. However, it is not difficult for a passenger to make the ride unsafe, depending on his or her actions. Keep the following safety tips in mind when you are offered a ride. Wear proper clothing. Leather offers the best protection, but if you do not… read more

The Dangers of Grilling

Spring is just around the corner, and when the weather warms, people break out the grill. While there is no denying how delicious food can be when it is grilled, we must also consider how dangerous grilling can be when it is not done properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2005… read more

Riding in Extreme Heat

Summer may seem far off, but it will be here sooner than you expect. Most motorcyclists know how to deal with temperature changes; it goes with the territory. What some might not realize, though, is that the cooling strategies used when the temperature is in the 80s or 90s may be the exact opposite of… read more

How Ironclad are Liability Waivers?

As the days slowly begin to warm, you may be considering trying out some new warm-weather activities. Depending on which activity you choose, you may be required to sign a waiver of liability. Liability wavers are designed to shield business proprietors from legal repercussions should you get hurt. Such waivers are rarely ironclad, though, especially… read more

Cop Keeps License by Failing to Show

A Denver police detective is appealing a 92-day suspension for drunk and careless driving after he ran his motorcycle into a telephone poll while off-duty. On February 11, 2010, 52-year-old Michael Lemmons lost control of his bike and slid into a pole. The accident, which occurred around 1:20 a.m., left Lemmons with a head injury… read more

St. Jude Heart Device Parts Recalled

We wrote earlier this week about the differences in FDA recall classifications. As we mentioned, Class I recalls pose the highest risk to patients. In a recent Class I recall, St. Jude Medical announced at the end of 2011 that its Riata defibrillator leads could potentially injure or kill patients. An estimated 79,000 patients remain… read more

Rider Runs from Police at 188 MPH

An Iowa motorcyclist has been found guilty of traveling at excessive speed and eluding a police officer after a chase where he reached 188 mph. In 2009, Iowa State Patrol clocked James Foldenauer and a female motorcyclist going 89 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 29. The female rider pulled over when officials asked… read more

The Differences in Drug Recall Classes

When a drug you are prescribed is recalled it can be a little alarming. Not all recalls are equal, though, and knowing the difference between them will help you understand when you should worry. Drug recalls come in three classes; Class I, Class II and Class III. A Class I recall indicates that a drug… read more

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Remarkable both for its longevity and for its intensity, the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be celebrating its 90th run in Colorado Springs this summer. The Hill Climb is the second oldest motorcycle race in America. Also known as the “Race to the Clouds,” the race was first competed in 1916. This year… read more

Reasons for Drug Recalls

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the agency responsible for ensuring that our medications are safe. If the FDA determines that there is a problem with a certain drug, it will request that the manufacturer recall the product. There are several reasons why the FDA will demand the recall of a drug: It is… read more