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Motorist Awareness

Motorist Awareness – Not only do cars need to be more aware of motorcyclists but the motorcyclists needs to make themselves more visible to cars.

Close up of motorcycle
Content and picture provided by Aaron Rote. Sometimes, the best way to break a bad habit is to avoid forming it in the first place. This can be especially true for new motorcyclists, who require an extra degree of care and vigilance when first heading out on the open road. Whether by choosing the right apparel,...
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Motorcyclist
In the latest report released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,668 motorcyclists were killed during 2013, a slight decrease from the previous year of 4,986 motorcycle deaths. Because there are more motorcyclists riding each year, this is a promising trend. Fortunately not every motorcycle accident results in a fatality, but according to...
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Motorcyclist riding
Your organization is doing a charity ride of some sort and you have to get 100 motorcycles through town without breaking the pack up. You contacted the local law enforcement agency, but they refused to help out. So you decide to have some road guards stop traffic at intersections to keep everyone moving and together....
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Tourniquet
ASM Student Bob Slone from Ohio sent this story and a question related to tourniquets. ASM Founder and Author of “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” , Vicki Sanfelipo, RN/EMT answers: Bob: I heard a story yesterday that I thought would be of interest to you. A young lady who does scheduling and paperwork at...
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Ax Braking
Motorcycle Braking: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Stacey “Ax” Axmaker had his first exposure to motorcycle safety in 1991 when his insurance agent suggested he take a rider training class to get a discount on his premium. He did and was so blown away by what he didn’t know, that he asked how...
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Motorcycle
In winter of 2011 and of April 2013 I had the opportunity to introduce new ways of looking at motorcycle safety to over 800 people. One of those events was a motorcycle safety day at Eglin Airforce Base in Florida. My husband and I left Wisconsin on our bikes in the snow knowing that if...
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The Low Down on L.E.D. Lights Part III In part one of this series we learned lights are not light bulbs at all, but a light emitting diode that is way more efficient than any light bulb using a mere .016 watts to make light.  We learned LED lights were better for the environment as...
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The Low Down on LED Lights Part II In the part one of this article series we talked about what an LED is and how they are much more efficient than any bulb.  We also discussed a few of the different options available to choose from when selecting the style of colored LED accent lights...
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