Monthly Archives: April 2012

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… read more

“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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

TBIs Affect Medical Decision Making

Recent research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have a harder time making significant medical decisions for up to a month after their initial injuries. This is a big development for those suffering from TBIs as there has been very little research on how their injuries… read more

Construction Hazards for Motorcycle Drivers

Riding a motorcycle poses challenges not experienced by automobile drivers, especially in construction zones. In honor of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 23-27), here are some things to keep in mind during this year’s construction season. By the Numbers According to the Federal Highway Administration, 10.5 percent of fatal construction zone accidents involve motorcycle… read more

Slow Down for Work Zone Awareness Week

This week, Colorado police urge drivers to stay safe when passing through construction zones. Work Zone Awareness Week – April 23-27 – is a national effort to decrease the accidents, injuries and deaths that occur in work zones. Nationwide, there are three work zone fatalities a day and one work zone injury every 15 minutes,… read more