Motorcycle Accident

RECALL: Harley-Davidson Half Helmets

RECALL:  KBC America announced a recall of 456 Harley-Davidson helmets manufactured in March 2011. According to Motorcycle & Powersports News, certain Harley-Davidson Hybrid Ultra-Light Classic Cruiser Half Helmets failed to conform a Federal Safety Standard, which specifies the requirements for helping to reduce the force of potential impact and penetration. KBC America will recall only …

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Legislators Considering Relaxing North Carolina's Motorcycle Helmet Law

March 28, 2013 Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls North Carolina’s motorcycle helmet law the most effective in the nation, legislators in the state are now considering relaxing the law. WRAL News reports House Bill 109 would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21-years-old to choose whether or not to wear a helmet …

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Top Motor Vehicle Story of 2011

Of the hundreds of blogs we write each year, hand-down the number one motor vehicle story of the year is about DWD—Driving While Distracted.  The National Safety Council estimates that about 23% of all motor vehicle crashes can be attributed to talking on a cell phone or texting while driving. That’s about 1.3 million crashes …

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Selma Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider In Critical Condition

It has long been said that what makes the motorcycle so dangerous is that other drivers cannot see the bike when it is on the road. In other words, its not themselves the rider has to worry about making a mistake and causing an accident, it is the other vehicles around the rider they must be concerned with. This was the case Sunday afternoon when a dump truck pulled out in front of a motorcycle carrying two riders, causing the two vehicles to collide. According to WRAL News, the accident left one of the motorcycle’s riders in critical condition.

Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" Campaign Begins

Ahh… you know summer is almost over when the Labor Day festivities begin. And today, the “festivity” in question is the annual Booze It & Lose It campaign by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP). From today, Friday, August 19 through Monday, September 5, the state will see checkpoints and stepped-up patrols in an effort …

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Five Steps To Eliminating Traffic Deaths

Want to totally eliminate motor vehicle fatalities in North Carolina?  Dr. Herb Garrison, head of the East Carolina Injury Prevention Program, knows how…and he has outlined his methods in the latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal. The article, written with coauthor Jennifer Smith, is titled: Is Fatality-Free Travel on North Carolina’s Streets and …

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