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Motorcycle helmets may only prevent certain types of injuries

As a child, you probably remember your parents telling you to put a helmet on before you took off on your bike. They likely told you that in hopes that it would protect you from a brain or head injury if you were involved in a crash. If it was important enough for you to wear it to go biking on city streets, then it's just as important for a motorcyclist to wear one when driving at tiptop speeds on California's freeways.

Indian FTR1200 Set To Debut in 2019

Indian Motorcycle has created a new model as their on the road version of their flat-track racer bike. This model is set to debut in 2019. Indian CEO Steve Menneto says, ""When we unveiled the Indian FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we'd listen to feedback from riders around the world. The response has been overwhelming. We're proud and excited to announce that we will put the FTR1200 into production" (MotorcycleNews.com).

George Clooney Okay After Motorcycle Injury In Italy

Academy Award winner, George Clooney was released from Olbia Hospital in Italy following a motorcycle injury that launched him from his bike. In the collision, Clooney crashed through a windshield and cracked his helmet. While the paramedics did perform first aid for non-life threatening injuries, Clooney was taken to the local hospital for further evaluation. Clooney had a previous motorcycle accident in 2007 in which he suffered a broken rib while his girlfriend at the time, Sarah Larson, broke her foot. 

New French Motorcycle Company: High Fashion, High Speed

A French startup, Gloria Factory, strives to create customizable motorcycles for a younger audience who is interested in high fashion. "Gloria Factory is trying to turn the traditional motorcycle marketing on its head by targeting a younger ridership who are more interested in fashion and customization - many of whom have never even ridden a motorcycle before" (Electrek.co).

Bike riding can be dangerous for kids

Bicycles can both build a child's confidence and also break it down. While a child learning to ride a bike may feel empowered being able to get around on their own, falling off their bike, or even worse, being struck while out riding it can cause them to fear doing it ever again.

How To Avoid Road Rage

It is difficult to stay calm when another driver on the road upsets us. However, road rage can lead to fatal consequences if dealt with the wrong way. An angry driver is more prone to accidents because of their extreme emotional state and potential disregard for safety on the road. Follow these tips to remain a calm and safe driver:

Certain motorcycle helmet features can save your life

In some jurisdictions, motorcyclists may not be required to wear helmets when they take to the road. While many states and municipalities may not require the use of a helmet, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) suggests that bikers who wear one may just be able to save their lives if they're involved in a crash.

Motorcycle Safety Operation Now Underway in Santa Clarita

Beginning June 22, 2018, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department initiated a Motorcycle safety operation designed to reduce motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities in Santa Clarita. In collisions with cars and trucks, motorcyclists find themselves vulnerable to forces greater than their own control. As such, officers will look for unsafe behavior that increases the likelihood of a collision. Data collected from accidents in California indicates there are several leading factors that lead to motorcycle accidents. Speeding impaired driving or riding as well as unsafe turning practices can lead to significant property damage or injury.

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