Monthly Archives: November 2014

Defective Parts – Are They a Threat to My Safety?

Harley-Davidson has recently recalled all of its 2014 Touring motorcycles over a problem with the clutch that could potentially cause crashes. Harley-Davidson claimed that the hydraulic clutch may not disengage correctly, which could then cause the bike to tip itself over. Nineteen motorcycle accidents were connected to the issue, although there were no serious injuries… read more

Can Poorly Made Tires Cause Car Accidents?

Winter can be a dangerous time of year for drivers across the country, but the snowy and sleet covered roads in Colorado can be fatal. Consumer Reports, a well-known non-profit and consumer watchdog, have reported that many Colorado consumers may be buying imported knock-off tires that perform very poorly on snow and on ice. An… read more

Are Careless Drivers Putting Motorcyclists at Risk for Disaster?

Drunk drivers kill thousands of motorists in the U.S. every year, but the risk is even higher for motorcycle enthusiasts who have very little protection against accidents. Last week, a Denver judge sentenced a drunk driver to twelve years in prison for his role in an accident earlier this year that killed a U.S. Air… read more

Can a Worker Get Compensation If They Are Injured on an Oil Rig?

A Colorado-based oil company has come under investigation after one of its workers died when a fitting blew off a rig and struck him in the head. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials fined the same oil company $65,000 in 2012 for five serious safety violations, but ended up reaching a settlement after the… read more

Will New Motorcycle Technology Save Lives?

BMW has created some futuristic concepts to help keep motorcyclists safe. The Advanced Safety Concept motorcycle design uses next generation technologies to help riding enthusiasts avoid a worst-case scenario. Communication systems integrated into the bike can detect emergencies and use GPS to locate riders that have come off their bikes. Having a way to find… read more

Can Futuristic New Technologies Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients?

Recent developments within the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) may one day allow traumatic brain injury patients to regain the capacity to form and retain new memories. DARPA is widely known in the defense industry for building and testing classified weapons for the Department of Defense, but its work on restoring memory loss for… read more

How Often Are Car Accidents Caused by Reckless Driving?

Seven people in Adams County suffered injuries last week when a 100-mph street race between a Volvo and a motorcycle caused a devastating collision. During the high-speed race, the Volvo lost control and slammed into a Nissan. Two of the Nissan’s occupants were ejected from their vehicle and sustained serious injuries. Following the wreck, the… read more

Motorcyclists Celebrate Veterans Day

The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade is a major event not only for families, but also for various clubs that wish to honor those who have fought for our country throughout our history. Colorado motorcyclist clubs were among the many organizations in attendance to educate kids and celebrate the sacrifices of our veterans. This tremendous… read more

Are Work-Related Injuries and Deaths a Common Occurrence?

A 25-year-old contractor at a local power plant has died from injuries he sustained during an 80-foot fall from a roof. Witnesses to the accident say the man had been working on a roof to repair a panel when his safety harness came unattached. Attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful and paramedics pronounced him… read more

How Can I Be a Safer Motorcyclist in the Winter?

Colorado can have some rough winter days and nights. Some areas of Colorado get over 200 inches of snowfall a year. Snow especially becomes a problem when it melts and makes the roads icy, which then increases the probability of a motorcycle accident. Because of the weather, bikes are used less frequently in the winter… read more