Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 XTS motorcycle helmets after testing found that a few did not meet crash protection safety standards.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said people using the helmets may not be adequately protected in a crash. The recall will start in late January and centers on large, extra-large and extra-extra-large (or XXL) helmets. The models in question were made between May 2011 and last October, according to a notice posted Saturday on the NHTSA's web site. READ ON
The 2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Show is roaring into the nation’s capital January 4th to 6th and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be there raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving especially to motorcyclists.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 29, 2012
Road safety is important for everyone, especially motorcyclists, and it is an important issue for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Approximately one quarter of all accidents across the USA involve a distracted driver. That equates to 1.3 million accidents in the last calendar year alone and texting and driving makes up a large portion of these distracted driving incidents. Driving at 55mph, a vehicle travels the equivalent of the length of a football field in the time it takes to only glance at a handheld device. This stat supports the fact that drivers using a handheld device are four times more likely to be involved in serious motor vehicle accidents. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be at the Washington, DC Progressive International Motorcycle Show, spreading the word on the dangers of operating a handheld device while operating a vehicle. In support of the campaign, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys will be distributing complimentary “Keep Me Alive Don’t Text and Drive” stickers in an effort to spread the word and keep our roads free from distracted driving—urging motorists to put down their handheld devices when behind the wheel of any vehicle.
Hopefully this campaign will help make drivers think twice about distracted driving and maybe even convince those who still text while driving to stop. Common sense—which still doesn’t seem so common, new laws and campaigns like "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive," should help reduce the risk of injury on the road. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys supports these laws and the common sense approach most vehicle operators take when getting behind the wheel. "Keep Me Alive Don't Text And Drive" stickers are available to anyone interested in showing support for this extremely important safety initiative by ordering online at http://www.killabikergotojail.com, by calling 1-800-424-5377 or stop by the booth during the show.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show, the largest motorcycle show in the industry, boasts a bevy of activities for the whole family to enjoy; including exhibits from Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, BMW and other manufacturers, takes place Friday, January 4, 2013, 3:00PM - Sunday, January 6, 2013, 5:00PM at the Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Place, Washington, DC 20001
About Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys:
Since 1975, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Brown Koro & Romag, LLP have been serving motorcyclists injured in motorcycle accidents across the country. Motorcycle Lawyer Russ Browncreated the BAM (Free Emergency Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists) benefit program, which offers free emergency roadside and legal assistance for motorcyclists nationwide, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The BAM motorcycling community, of rider helping fellow rider volunteers, has close to 2 million members and is growing stronger every day.
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BMW has issued a recall for 2,385 S1000RR bikes. The issues description BMW has sent to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) claims that a manufacturing fault might cause the bolts of the kickstand mounting plate to come off. READ ON
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reiterated its warning that the agency will strictly enforce the law against retailers and distributors who sell substandard motorcycle helmets.
Under Republic Act 10054 or Motorcycle Helmet Act, a new motorcycle helmet that bears the Philippine Standard (PS) mark or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) and complies with the standards set by the BPS shall be made available by every seller and/or dealer every time a new motorcycle unit is purchased and which the purchaser may buy at his option. READ ON
Triumph has recalled 244 of its Trophy sport-touring motorcycles due to incorrect tire-pressure label information.
Triumph says the affected motorcycles, which were manufactured from Sept. 5 through Nov. 29, 2012, were produced with a label bearing incorrect tire data. This label fails to conform to the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 120, "Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars," and they fail to comply with the certification requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." READ ON