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See and Be Seen

For those of us who have been involved in an accident with or while riding a motorcycle, we’ve all either heard or said, “I never saw him.” This is one of those accidents.

Shocking Consequences

Later that day, I grabbed my multimeter to see if I could figure out the problem with the new water heater. It had two heating elements in the tank — one located about a foot from the ground and the second a couple of feet higher. I didn’t bother to read the operator’s manual.

  • 1 May 2023
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Without a Paddle

After returning home from a year in Afghanistan, I couldn’t wait to take a nice, relaxing trip with family and friends. So, two weeks after redeployment/reintegration, we packed our bags, coolers and paddleboards and headed for the beach. There, we’d join three other families already enjoying the beautiful weather. Little did I know that this trip would be anything but relaxing.

  • 23 April 2023
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Reducing Your Risk on the Road

Several years ago, I experienced an event that altered my family’s life. While riding my Harley-Davidson Road King, I was struck head-on by a pickup truck. From my perspective, there was nothing I could have done to prevent this accident. On the other hand, the young man driving the pickup could have done several things differently, most notably, recognizing the right of way.

  • 16 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Identifying Unsafe Motorcycle Helmets

It’s clear motorcycle helmets save lives. To help protect the lives of riders, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all motorcycle helmets sold in the United States meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. This standard defines minimum levels of performance that helmets must meet to protect the head and brain in the event of a crash.

  • 9 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Read and React

Motorcycling is a lifelong learning process. Far too often riders think after a few years and a few thousand miles that they know it all. That concept can be fatal.

  • 1 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 253
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