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National Bicycle Safety Month means watching out for inanimate objects

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Not sure when National Bicycle Safety Month began, but I’m pretty sure there wasn’t such a month when I was riding my neighborhood streets in

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Analysis on Impact of Covid-19- Automotive Cross Car Beam Market 2019-2023 | Demand for Enhanced Safety to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the automotive cross car beam market and it is poised to grow by USD 507.06 million during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of about 4% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Please Request Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impact

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. CIE Automotive SA, DURA Automotive Systems LLC, ElringKlinger AG, Faurecia SA, Georg Fischer Ltd., KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH, Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc., Multimatic Inc, Shiloh Industries Inc., Unipres Corp. are some of the major market participants. The demand for enhanced safety will offer immense growth opportunities. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus

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Department of Transportation | HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – In consideration of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation through May 31, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following updates on identification credentials, Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI or Safety Checks), and motor vehicle registrations.

Identification Credentials (Driver’s Licenses, State Identification Cards)

  • Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for the public to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired
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The evolution of a motorist: Bicycle safety will inconvenience, but we must save lives

Vice mayor Marc McGovern talks with bicycle safety activists Oct. 17 in front of City Hall. (Photo: Marc Levy)
Vice mayor Marc McGovern talks with bicycle safety activists Oct. 17 in front of City Hall. (Photo: Marc Levy)

I drive. I don’t bike. Although I have voted in favor of every bike safety plan except one, I won’t claim to be the “bicycle councillor.” I won’t claim to be a bicycle expert. I admit that I’m arriving late to the discussion – but I have arrived. Bicycle safety is a significant issue in our city, and we are long overdue in dealing with it quickly and with priority. What does this mean for folks such as me, who drive? It means we are going to be inconvenienced. It means parking will be lost. It means construction. Why do we need to do this? Because it means the difference between life and death.

Why do I see bike infrastructure as a priority?  First

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Hokey Spokes – Brilliant Bicycle Safety Light System 0

 

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(Out of 700 Entries
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  What are Hokey Spokes?

Hokey Spokes Hokey Spokes are transparent “blades” that attach to your bicycle spokes. As these blades spin during riding, a computer inside the blades modulates the internal LED lights so that design images and custom text appear.

The user can decide how many spokes in a variety of colors they want to place on the bicycle wheel. Up to 6 “Blades” can be placed on each wheel. The more blades, the more visibility and persistence of vision at lower speeds. 2 Blades/Wheel look good, 3 Blades/Wheel look great, and more than three look amazing. The rider above has 3 Blades/wheel.

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Virginia State Police – Safety Division

Top of pageVirginia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

The Required Official Inspection Procedure, as approved by the Virginia State Police Superintendent, is as follows:

   REQUIRED OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE

   Each inspection consists of the following items – for further details consult the “Official Annual Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual“:

1. – REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER.

2. – DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE.

3. – INSPECT BRAKES FOR:

  • Worn, damaged or missing parts.
  • Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums.
  • Leakage in system and proper fluid level.
  • Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or disc rotors.

4. – INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOR:

  • Broken or missing parts.
  • Proper adjustment.
  • Standard factory equipment or equivalent.

5. – INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:

  • Approved type, aim and output.
  • Condition of lamps, lenses, wiring and switch.
  • High beam indicator.
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File a Vehicle Safety Complaint | Safercar.gov

Form Approved: OMB No. 2127-0008; Expires 08/31/2021

Your Complaint is Important

LET’S GET STARTED!

COMPLETE this 5-step form — it takes about 5 minutes, and have the following information handy:

  • Email Address — To file a complaint without one or for other assistance, please call the Vehicle Safety Hotline (Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1-800-424-9153).

  • Your VIN
    What’s this?
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Car Seat.Org – Carseat, Automobile & Child Passenger Safety Community Forums

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WC Transportation Safety

Motor vehicle transportation, whether in private, public, or school-bus
vehicles, is vital in today’s society. Ready access to transportation is not
only essential for most occupations and education, but also for accessing
healthcare providers, religious services, recreation and leisure activities, shopping, voting, and many other community activities and services. As reported
by the National Council on Disability, the need for transportation is even
greater for individuals who use wheelchairs, including those who are unable
to transfer out of their wheelchair when traveling (Bureau of Transportation
Statistics, 2002; National Council on Disability, 2005). 

In situations where
the wheelchair must function as a motor-vehicle seat, serious concerns arise. 
Transportation safety and occupant crash-protection studies have shown that
a motor vehicle seat is an important part of an occupant-protection system. 

For this reason, wheelchairs that are used as motor vehicle seats must also be designed for this purpose. Wheelchairs prescribed for individuals

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Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety Introduction

Bicycling is a common means of transportation as well as an increasingly popular source of recreation, exercise, and sport. With more than 100 million bicycle owners, the popularity of bicycling has reached an all-time high.

Along with increased use of bicycles comes the risk of significant injuries. According to national statistics, more than 1.8 billion bicycle outings occur each year, resulting in nearly 494,000 visits to emergency departments. Injuries related to bicycling range from common abrasions, cuts, and bruises to broken bones, internal injuries, head trauma, and even death.

More than 900 bicyclists die annually, and 20,000 are admitted to hospitals. From a statistical standpoint, bicycle riding has a higher death rate per trip or per mile of travel than being a passenger in an automobile. The majority of bicycle deaths are caused by head injuries.

The most common cause of bicycle crashes

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