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On a crisp December evening, I noticed some of the Christmas lights on our house were out. The unlit strand was along the trim in an area not for the faint of heart. In that spot, the trim rises sharply, perhaps 48-50 degrees, to an apex about 30 feet above the driveway. I have an extension ladder that easily reaches that area, so I wasn’t too concerned about making the repair.

Set Them Straight

The adrenaline rushes through your body, making you feel invincible. The wind is in your face and the world at your feet. The seemingly unlimited power at your fingertips is intoxicating. These are the things I felt when I rode my first motorcycle at age 11. It never occurred to me how inherently dangerous it was as I tore up the hills behind my childhood home.

  • 1 December 2023
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Overconfident and Underprepared

I’ve been driving since I was 16 years old. I’d like to think I’m a good driver with a safe driving record — barring the occasional speeding violation. The Army has provided me with very comprehensive driver training to make me aware of the hazards on the road. It took one of those lessons being reinforced the hard way for me to realize how important that training really is.

  • 26 November 2023
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Never Leave Safety to Chance

Many of us will hit the road this holiday season to spend time with family and friends. While you’re planning for the good times, don’t forget to plan for a safe road trip too.

  • 12 November 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Disregarding the Controls

On a cold, breezy morning, two friends and I set out to duck hunt in the salt marshes of the North Carolina coast. I never imagined this trip could be my last.

  • 5 November 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Surviving Motorcycle vs. Wildlife Encounters

Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I’ve had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • 22 October 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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