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8 safety tips for riding a motorcycle

It’s officially Spring, which means motorcyclists are getting their bikes out of storage and ready to ride. If you’re one of them, take the time to brush up on your riding safety before hitting the road. A motorcycle is way more dangerous than a car. The cold reality is that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). And nearly half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes.

Follow Grand River Transit’s guidelines to avoid injury while riding public transit

Grand River Transit is committed to passenger comfort and safety but they need your participation. For passenger security all buses include security cameras, emergency escape windows, manual door openers, fire extinguishers, and ceiling escape hatches.The terminals include security cameras, designated safe-waiting areas, emergency evacuation plans, and security staff on-site. Here are some guidelines to follow while riding Grand River Transit.

Teens who have suffered brain injuries more likely to turn to drugs

More and more studies are showing that a brain injury doesn’t have to be severe in order to have long-term, altering effects on the brain. Even though concussions are typically classified mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the impact on the injured can be severe - particularly during adolescence when the brain is still developing.

Should you install a dashcam?

Dashboard cameras basically capture footage of what’s ahead of you while driving. The benefit is that if you’re in an accident, it could be caught on camera which eliminates any questions about what happened and who was at fault making insurance claims much easier.

“The camera provides more information for insurance purposes, giving insurance companies “real data that they can use to make proper decisions on claims,” said Kristine D’Arbelles, a CAA spokeswoman."

Ursula Lebana, owner of the Toronto-based Spytech store, said she has been selling dashboard cameras for a long time to car owners concerned about vandalism to their vehicles.

Distracted driving, criminal negligence and Ontario injury claims

On August 20, 2013, a cube truck driver in Toronto crashed head-on into a TTC bus as passengers were entering and exiting, according to Link Newspaper. The crash killed one of the bus passengers, a 52-year-old woman, and injured 12 others. Some injuries were deemed life-threatening. A witness alleges that the 40-year-old truck driver was talking on his cellphone at a Scarborough intersection just moments before he crashed into the bus.