Approximately 5,000 motorcyclists died in crashes during 2012, nearly 10 percent higher than 2011's fatality count. As motorcycle registration numbers continue to climb - along with the number of inexperienced riders - traffic officials are concerned that deadly motorcycle crash totals will continue to increase.
When you hear the "two-second rule" mentioned, you might think about the infamous rule declaring that food dropped on the floor is still safe to consume if you pick it up within two seconds. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working hard to make drivers associate the two-second rule with something entirely different.
Now that spring is finally here, many people in Ohio are anxious to dust off their bicycles and get outside to enjoy the nice weather. However, it is important to remember that bicycling - especially in traffic - comes with a certain risk of harm.