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    Study: Motorcycle fatalities down 7% in 2013
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    Riding a motorcycle provides the thrill of the open road in a way cars often can't compete with. However with little protecting riders, they aren't the safest choice of transportation. A preliminary report from Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that cycle fatalities might be lower in ...

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    Video: UK motorcycle ad attempts to scare riders into safety
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    Scared straight. That seems to be the tactic of a new advertising campaign from Transport for London, which shows a man lying on his back in motorcycle gear with a broken and battered bike not far from his broken and battered body. Surrounded by paramedics, the man, who's mouth is moving but ...

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    ETC: Motorcyclist rear ends truck, lands in bed and goes for a ride
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    Just imagine for a moment that you're driving across a long stretch of secluded desert highway, and suddenly you see a hand waving at you from inside the vehicle in the rearview mirror. While this might seem like the stuff of scary urban legends, it is exactly what happened to a man last week as ...

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    Video: Australia takes the fear approach to motorcycle safety [w/poll]
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    Safety advocacy is a touchy subject when it comes to the motoring world. After all, everyone has heard the warnings about buckling up, drinking and driving, and more recently, the dangers of distracted driving. And while we applaud the intent of these messages, we can't help but have our doubts ...

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    Video: Stay a Hero, Stay Safe campaign for motorcycle safety hits a familiar note
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    Remember the Embrace Life seatbelt advocacy ad? The spot, which was created by The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, featured a man driving an imaginary vehicle, and when he braced for impact (in his living room), his wife and daughter rushed to form a seatbelt. The safety ad went viral almost ...

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    IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles
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    How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on ...

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    First drop in motorcycle related deaths in a decade, are we really any safer?
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    In a preliminary report, the Governors Highway Safety Association recently indicated a 10% drop in motorcycle related fatalities around the U.S. in 2009. This decline marks the first such improvement in over a decade as deaths have been on the rise consistently from 1997 onward. Are we really ...

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    Two wheels to the front: Arizona to legalize lane splitting. Maybe.
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    Picture this: It's ten minutes after five o'clock, you're heading north on the 405 freeway, leaving Los Angeles. You won't appreciate your favorite two-wheeled conveyance much more than at this moment. If you spend time traveling through California, you know the practice of lane-splitting can ...

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    VIDEO: Thermahelm motorcycle helmet is swell. Err... not swell
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    Thermahelm helmet animation - Click above to watch the video after the break
    We're sure this comes as a shock to nobody, but here we go anyway: brain swelling is bad. Very bad. That thick, hard skull surrounding your brain is great at providing a good deal of protection, but when things go awry ...

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    PSA: Report says motorcycle seats not responsible for impotence, erectile dysfunction
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    Male members of society have long concerned themselves over the potential harm that could possibly be done by riding a two-wheeled machine. The issue first crept into the public consciousness over a decade ago as professional cyclists would torture themselves with the smallest and lightest slab of ...

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    Motorcyclist saved from serious injury by Airbag Jacket
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    Other than a helmet (which many don't even want to wear), there is little protection for motorcyclists in the event of an accident. A company by the name of Impact Jackets has been selling motorcycle jackets with airbags for a few years, but at $500, many find the price too high. A Baltimore man ...

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