Monthly Archives: February 2014

How To Negotiate Dangerous Turns

Very often, motorcyclists swerve off the road while negotiating turns with a variable radius. Essentially, there are different turning maneuvers required for different shapes of road. The radius on a simple, right angle turn is constant, so the motorcyclist can approach the curve from the left area of their lane, slope to the right while… read more

Is My Triumph Motorcycle Safe To Ride?

Safety conscious motorcyclists know that it is always a good idea to regularly check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) listings for product recalls. Whenever a defect is noticed in a certain model of motorcycle, the NHTSA informs the motorcycle manufacturer who must then reach out to owners of the defective model and provide… read more

Why Are Traumatic Brain Injuries So Expensive?

When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), in most cases, the effects are permanent. TBI’s often result in the long term damage of brain regions responsible for motion, emotional processing and analytic thinking. As such, TBI’s are linked to Parkinson’s disease, depression, bipolar disorder and cognitive degeneration. Care for TBI victims is incredibly expensive… read more

Who Is On The Frontier Of Traumatic Brain Injury Research?

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the winners of the Head Health Challenge (HHC) were announced recently. The Head Health Challenge is a competition co-sponsored by General Electric (GE) and the National Football League (NFL) to improve the treatment and diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries for soldiers, athletes and anyone else suffering… read more

Is Lane Splitting A Safe Practice?

It is very common for motorcyclists to engage in a maneuver known as lane splitting whenever traffic is moving very slowly or not at all. Lane splitting consists of riding in between lanes of bumper to bumper traffic. The legality of lane splitting is very ambiguous and varies from state to state. The majority of… read more

Are Soccer Players At Risk For Brain Injuries?

American football players are not the only athletes at risk for traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome. According to a recent journal article published in Brain Injury, soccer players suffer repeated brain injuries every time they hit the ball with their heads. “The practice of heading, which might occur thousands of times over a player’s… read more

What Are the Different Kinds of Motorcycle Hand Signals?

Communication is key when riding in a pack of motorcyclists. Given the noise of engines and cost of headset radios, simple hand signs have become the standard mode of communication between motorcyclists. A recent Los Angeles Times report describes some of the basic and most commonly used motorcycle hand signals. The most frequently used signal… read more

Do Car Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A large percentage of traumatic brain injuries happen off of the athletic fields and behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), across all age groups, car crashes are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Furthermore, most fatal TBIs result from car accidents.… read more

Are Transnational Motorcycle Tours Safe?

When choosing a route for a long distance motorcycle tour, its best to consider more than just national landmarks. Especially when travelling through foreign countries, it is necessary to be aware of the political climate of the areas you plan on riding through before adding them to your route. At the moment, many parts of… read more