• On the Road: Tips for Safe Biking

    Before Each Ride WHN TIP – The Right Tools: Assemble the tools to do basic bike maintenance and take a bike maintenance class so you know how to use them. Here’s a good list from REI of what tools to bring on your road – just in case! Get an empty water bottle and a plastic bag. Inside […]

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    • Round-Up of Bicycle Safety Resources

      May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. With that in mind, here’s a list of bicycle-related resources with tips on safe riding and information about what to do in case of an accident with or theft of your two-wheeled “steed”! AAA Exchange’s […]

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      • 10 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

        May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, a time where communities come together to bring more awareness to safety issues impacting teens on the road. If you have a teen who is approaching driving age, or perhaps already has a driver’s license, you’re probably experiencing a range of emotions: pride, because your child has gone […]

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        • Car Accident Resources

          If you’ve been in an accident, these resources can provide you with information and guidance as you deal with the insurance and legal ramifications. Car Care Council The Car Care Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating motorists about the importance of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair through its “Be Car Care Aware” […]

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          • 5 Tips to Avoid Becoming a “Cycle Statistic”

            According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 4,976 motorcycle fatalities in 2016. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2016 —more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997. Just as troubling is the increase of unlicensed fatally injured motorcycle drivers. In 2016, the percentage […]

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            • What to Do After a Car Accident

              There are over 6 million car accidents a year. If you happen to be one of the six million – we have some advice for you. Here’s Minneapolis Police Officer Ron Reier with steps on what to do immediately after a car accident. Listen here:   Thanks, Officer Reier!

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              • What Auto Technicians Do

                Auto mechanics, or “technicians,” as some prefer to be known, do a LOT more than just fix cars. Technicians deal with distributors, solve problems for customers, crunch numbers, receive ongoing training, and even negotiate with insurance adjusters, often on behalf of the customer. Want to coast through your next repair shop visit without a hitch? […]

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                • Partner and State Links

                  Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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                  • I Survived a Motorcycle Accident: True Stories

                    We always hope it’ll never happen to us but accidents can and do happen. Here are three stories from motorcycle accident survivors. Real Life Story: Ken Weissblum, New York Scooter Club Member WHN: You were in a scooter accident. Tell us what happened. Ken: It happened two summers ago and it was a freak sort of thing. I was […]

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                    • Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Riders

                      Getting ready to hit the road on your new bike? Follow these tips to make your riding experience safe for you and others on the road! Watch this video for some basic motorcycle maintenance tips!   Safety First Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) safety course. The program is about 15 hours and offers classroom […]

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