Monthly Archives: June 2015

How Veterans Are Using Motorcycles To Overcome Stress

Veterans are taking up the hobby of riding motorcycles to help alleviate symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has made plans to ride his motorcycle from his home in Washington D.C. to various locations around the country in an effort to connect with other motorcycle-riding veterans. The former… read more

Will This New Airbag Suit Improve Motorcycle Safety?

Emerging technologies could become a leading contributor to motorcycle safety, helping motorcyclists avoid fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries. An Italian company has recently developed an “airbag suit” that motorcyclists can wear to protect the shoulders, collarbones and spine. The advanced airbag suit can detect adverse changes in movement instantly, prompting the helium-filled airbag to deploy.… read more

NTSB Calls For Vehicles To Be Equipped With Collision Avoidance Systems

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have recently announced their desire to install collision avoidance technology in passenger vehicles. Automakers have already developed the technology, but it has not become a standard. Collision avoidance systems use advanced features such as cameras and lasers to detect other vehicles or pedestrians. NTSB officials have claimed… read more

Motorcyclists Embark On Cross-Country Trip To Honor Service Members

Two motorcyclists inspired by the Ray Charles song “America the Beautiful” have set out on a coast-to-coast journey to honor fallen soldiers and veterans. After listening to the song, a former Marine and motorcyclist felt a coast-to-coast ride across the United States was possible. The vice president of Rolling Thunder’s Maryland chapter will join the… read more

Colorado’s Click It Or Ticket Campaign Nets Almost 7,000 Citations

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and law enforcement agencies throughout the state recently concluded a “Click It Or Ticket” campaign. From May 11th through May 31st, Colorado law enforcement cited 6,942 motorists for failing to wear a seatbelt. What made this campaign unique was how Colorado law enforcement and CDOT engaged the public. By… read more

What Do Mesa County Residents Need To Know About Ordinance 012?

Colorado residents in Mesa County can enjoy the benefits of Ordinance 012, which will allow the use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on unincorporated roads. Off-highway vehicles include ATVs, dirt bikes and dune buggies. Specifically, OHVs are vehicles that are designed for use off highways and city streets. As fun as it would be to drive… read more