Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pennsylvania’s Free Motorcycle Safety Courses Should Save Lives

We frequently stress how important motorcycle safety courses are for rider safety. In a move we wish other states would take note of, Pennsylvania is offering free motorcycle safety courses to all state residents with a valid motorcycle license or permit. The state Motorcycle Safety Program will offer classes April 9 through the summer. The… read more

Virginia County Cannot Make Kids Wear Seat Belts on School Buses

Loudoun County, Virginia is considering the cancellation of seat belt installations in its school buses after a four-year effort to improve student safety. Kids refuse to wear seat belts while riding the bus, and some are arguing that trying to make them do so is an expensive and unwinnable battle. The American Medical Association and… read more

Indiana Unlikely to Install Seat Belts in School Buses

A recent Indiana school bus crash involving the death of a driver and a student has some parties calling for the installation of seat belts in the state’s school buses. Officials say the installations would be far too expensive, though, and the verdict is still out on whether such installations would actually improve student safety.… read more

Measure Proposes to Protect Bikers from Discrimination

According to Denver’s Channel 7 News, biker clubs are convinced that hotels, restaurants and stores frequently discriminate against them because of how they dress. In response to claims of discrimination against bikers, State Representative Joe Miklosi has proposed a measure that would add “unconventional attire” to the state law barring discrimination in public accommodations. Ray… read more

Recognizing the Symptoms of a Concussion

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is making a concentrated push this month to inform the public of the devastating costs of traumatic brain injuries. According to the BIAA, about 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).… read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries Change Lives

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been getting a significant amount of coverage in the media lately. In fact, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has declared March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Informing the public about TBIs is important work, because research is indicating that far more Americans suffer from TBIs than previously thought,… read more