When it comes to recalls, it seems as if we often hear about automobiles and trucks, but rarely motorcycles. However, that has changed with the investigation of Harley-Davidson, Inc., and the potential recall concerning the brakes on nearly half a million motorcycles. After complaints of sudden, unexpected brake failures, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to investigate 430,000 Harleys fro...
Look carefully at contracts you sign. These days, it’s likely you’ll find an arbitration clause in most of them. Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes using an independent, private third party, but it limits your ability to sue in court. In an effort to shield themselves from being sued for elder abuse and wrongful death, nursing homes are inserting arbitration clauses into the agreements they require prospective...
Some believe that multitasking, often seen as a plus in the work world, is just another word for distraction. It does appear as if the number of distractions we have in our lives grows ever more prevalent because of technology: so many things to listen to or watch, so many people reaching out to us 24/7—and we to them. Teens, Cars, and Distraction It’s been shown repeatedly that distractions behind the wheel causes a...
Are empty trucks more dangerous than full ones? It doesn’t seem to make sense. After all, you’d think that trucks transporting tens of thousands of pounds in cargo would be the ones carrying the most risk for other drivers on the roads, not the ones with empty trailers. But stopping a loaded trailer and an empty trailer are two very different situations. Believe it or not, stopping a fully-loaded trailer is easier t...

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