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Arkansas awards $4.1 million for project to reduce wrong-way driving

Red and white signs saying Do Not Enter and Wrong Way

Last year I wrote an article about Arkansas highway officials seeking $2.8 million in improvements to prevent wrong-way crashes. In the good news category, the state recently awarded a $3.1 million contract in an effort to reduce and prevent wrong-way…
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Road rash injuries and how to treat them

Minor road rash injuries to arm

When I was growing up, I’d see guys on motorcycles wearing leather jacks, pants and boots. They looked really tough and scary. Then one day I realized why they dressed like that. They weren’t hoods. They were smart cyclists! They…
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Lane splitting and other Arkansas motorcycle laws

Helmeted motorcyclist driving past trees

If you ride a motorcycle in Arkansas, it is very important that you know the relevant laws. Motorcycle laws vary from state to state, so if you’re traveling across state lines, be sure you research what is legal and what…
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Who is liable in a skateboard accident?

picture-of-skateboarders-feet-doing-a-jump-on-pavement

You see them everywhere – skateboarderss zipping around in spiraling circles, jumping over umpteem obstacles, and zooming past pedestrians. What a lot of people may not realize is that there are many skateboarders who have also become commuters. The answer…
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Please be aware of child car seat recalls

Photo of Britax B-Angle Stroller and Car Seat

The National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported several child car seat recalls. They include popular models such as Britax, Evenflo, as well as other brands. Please check the list below…
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Tips for parents facing end-of-school teen celebrations

Afro American graduate receiving her diploma

It’s spring and the time for celebrating high school graduation is neigh. With graduation parties, proms and other partying, it represents a potentially dangerous time for our teen drivers, especially if they have been drinking. The Center for Disease Control…
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Proper maintenance of motorcycles can prevent personal injury accidents

Close up picture of a motorcycle belt drive

Motorcycles are not just for Hell’s Angels. Plenty of everyday folks ride them for their fuel economy, for fun, to get around town, or to go on a long trip. Just as motorcycle riding safety is emphasized, it is also…
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Ford and Lincoln recall models with Takata airbags

Stored Takata driver airbag on steering wheel

As if the Takata airbag scandal didn’t cause enough danger and frustration for drivers and passengers, some Ford and Lincoln models fitted with Takata airbags have also recently been recalled. Ford announced recalls for its 2016-17 Ford Edge, 2016-17 Lincoln…
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Do motorcycle helmets save lives?

Two men putting on motorcycle helmet while helmeted woman sits on motorcycle

The very simple answer to the question, “Do motorcycle helmets save lives?” is “yes”. The single most effective way to save lives in a motorcycle accident is to wear a helmet. This becomes a very important answer as the number…
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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcyclists driving on a roadway with a sign "Watch Out for Bikers"

The National Safety Council (NSC) and other safety organizations have designated May as “Motorcycle Awareness Month”. The campaign is an effort to educate and alert drivers and motorcyclists to stay safe on the road. Motorcycles are considered vehicles and have…
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