Kids as Motorcycle Passengers

This is one of those issues that divides motorcycle enthusiasts, law enforcement and legislators: what sort of restrictions should be in place for motorcycle passengers, namely kids? The basic arguments run parallel to the ongoing discussion about helmet laws: does the government have a right to step in? On the one hand, children under a … Continue reading

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“Keep Kids Alive” Campaign Hits Colorado

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25, a nationwide non-profit focused on preventing child deaths in car accidents, will spread its message throughout Colorado on Tuesday, May 1. The non-profit Drive Smart Colorado Springs is coordinating the implementation of the program in the Colorado Springs area. The main goal of Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day is … Continue reading

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Allstate to Motorists: “Once is Never Enough”

Allstate is embarking on a campaign to prevent motorcycle accidents at intersections with their ONE (Once is Never Enough) program. The insurance company first launched the program in 2009. It has used a different strategy each year since, encouraging motorists to look twice at intersections before hitting the accelerator. This year, Allstate teamed with Rick … Continue reading

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Demystifying Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), also known as abusive head trauma (AHT), results when a baby is shaken violently and the head snaps back and forth, causing cranial or brain damage. Causes According to the National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome, parents are frequently calling to find out if falls, horseplay, swings or other activities can … Continue reading

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Antilock Brakes Could Save Lives, Study Says

Getting a motorcycle with anti-lock brakes decreases your chances of getting into a fatal accident by 37 percent, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Antilock brake systems (ABS) offer a more controlled response to sudden braking. Without ABS, a hard brake can cause the wheels to lock and … Continue reading

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