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Consequences of Speeding

According to National Highway Traffic Safety administration, “In 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year.” We all know that everyone is busy and doing one thing after another. Rushing is common and everyone wants to get where they’re going as soon as possible. It […]

Common Cycling Injuries

Along with riding can sometimes be falls and injuries. There are a lot of common injuries that can be identified and treated. However, if an injury is persisting you should get it checked out promptly to ensure the right treatment to get back on track.  Here are some of the most common biking accidents according […]

Common Causes of Cycling Accidents

Summer months are a great time to get out and on get some exercise on a bike. Riding a bike can be incredibly fun and safe at the same time. However, if you or others around you aren’t cautious or lose focus of whats going on serious accidents can occur.  Here are some of the […]

Summer Driving Tips

Many will say summer is their favorite time of year. This is thanks to the warm weather, swimming, ice cream eating, school breaks or fun vacations.  If you are taking a summer road trip it is important to first learn a few tips before you get on the road.  NHTSA offered a list of steps […]

Preventing Heatstrokes in Hot Cars

May 27th- August 11th is national Heatstroke prevention and is coming up soon. Sadly the numbers of heatstrokes per year are climbing. This year the numbers reached a record.  Here Mayo Clinic breaks down the definition of a heatstroke:  “Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure […]

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle safety awareness month and we want to remind everyone the importance of sharing the road properly with motor cyclists and safety tips for those motorcycle drivers.  Thankfully, “The number of motorcyclists killed in crashes dropped to 5,172 in 2017, a 3% decrease”, however we want to keep the number on the decrease.  […]

Driver Assistance Technologies Making Driving Safer

“In 2017, 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Research shows that the vast number of vehicle crashes are tied to human error.” NHTSA has offered a list of important driver assistance technologies that have increased safety for drivers.  Automatic Emergency Braking Systems  Automatic Emergency Braking systems essentially detects the possibility of a collision with […]

Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Increase

Automatic Emergency Braking systems essentially detects the possibility of a collision with another vehicle. The system will alert the driver. If the driver does not take action the system will apply the brakes itself to evert the collision.  NHTSA posted an interesting article about the increased use of AEB. Manufacturers are striving to make driving […]

The Dangers of Cliff Jumping

Although cliff jumping into a body of water brings a thrill and excitement to your summer days it is extremely dangerous and important to think over the possible situations that could occur. Cliff jumping injuries are common. Live Strong offered just a few reasons cliff jumping is dangerous: “Speed Threats” A big threat associated with cliff […]

Driving During the Rainy Season

Summer is on the way which means the rainy season is here. According to AAA Exchange, “Wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year.” In fact, driving in the rain is even more dangerous than driving during snowy conditions.  Driving in heavy rain is often scary. However, drivers often underestimate the true […]