How to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

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Unfortunately motorcycle accident statistics are grimmer than people may realize. With more and more people taking up riding, accident reports have become more and more common. There are many factors that can contribute to or lead into a motorcycle accident. To help you minimize your risks, we’ve put together a simple list of ways to help keep you riding safely.

Accident Preventionion

1. Always inspect your bike. Motorcycle maintenance is always important when it comes to safety on the road. Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course to learn some basic skills.

2. Always wear protective gear. Helmet is most important as most motorcycle fatalities are a result of head injuries. Full leather garb is also highly recommended, along with boots and gloves.

3. Rider’s Safety Course. This is great to do to help prepare you for what may happen on the open road. It can also help keep your reflexes sharp.
4. Never drink and ride. With a whole lot less protection on a motorcycle it is absolutely vital that you do not drink and ride.

5. Always be awake and alert. If you feel tired or sleepy in any way, you should definitely make it a point to pull off somewhere for some fresh air or even a cat nap.

6. Making sure you’re visible or heard. Try to come up with some tricks to make you visible to other drives. Whether it is using your signals, horn or any other combination can potentially be life saving.

7. Watch your speed. Speeding has always been one of the major factors behind motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Be wise and slow it down.

8. Vision check up. Problems with your eyesight can obviously play a huge role in motorcycle accidents. Since there are many factors that can play tricks on your eye, it’s important that you get your eyesight checked regularly.

9. Be honest. It always pays to be honest with yourself. If you know it is time to give up motorcycle riding then do so. The things you could suffer or lose is ultimately not worth it.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, then make it a point to contact the Personal Injury Lawyers and Personal Injury Attorneys of Sweeney Attorneys. As your local Riverside County Attorney Sweeney Attorneys can determine whether or not you or your loved one may qualify for compensation to cover wages lost, medical bills (past, present or future) and even pain and suffering.

The Author of this article is a Riverside County Attorney. The Author has written many articles on Personal Injury Lawyers. The knowledge of the author about the Personal Injury Attorneys is clear from this article.

Channelvantage, General Motors To Launch Second Generation Lead Qualification Solution

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In the news: Urban Science, a global retail consulting firm, has launched its second generation, comprehensive lead qualification solution. The wholly owned subsidiary of Urban Science, the ChannelVantage together with General Motors — worlds largest automaker and producer of renowned GM Cadillac parts — will roll out the lead scoring portion of the solution this spring.

ChannelVantage will rate online customers on how quickly they are in making decisions to buy GM products. The result of the said study will provide GM dealers with a list of customers to prioritize and to identify those tire-kickers. The said study will also provide the automaker with a clue as to what products are in demand giving them an idea on what products to focus their marketing efforts.

According to Lisa Grutta, Manager-Retail Internet Strategy, We get thousands of internet leads every month. Without a way to identify the seripus buyers, our dealers have no choice but to treat each lead the same, and to spend the same effort on each lead. With ChannelVantages lead qualification solution, we will have a method for telling our dealers who the buyers are so they can focus their time and marketing effort with a real opportunity to make a sale.

Since 2001, Urban Science has become the leading provider of lead qualification solutions in the US and Japan for various automotive and financial services clients. Its six years experience has helped Urban Science to double the accuracy level of their lead qualification models which they utilize to provide their clients with superior results and expert consulting services to effectively prioritize leads for treatment differentiation.

Urban Sciences end-to-end qualification and reporting solution collects, rate, and assigns different treatment to leads from the internet or other channels which are afterwards distributed to the right part of the organization for follow-ups. Likewise, a full report on everything starting from the number of leads delivered, to the marketing actions taken, up to the close rate analysis are provided by Urban Science.

The lead qualification solution that is being utilized by Urban Science is powered by its proprietary, award-winning GainSmarts data mining tool which is awarded twice in the leading Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery competition in the world, the KDD cup competition.

According to Jim Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Science, The automotive industry is allocating an increasing percentage of its resources to generate and manage leads. Recognizing and prioritizing those leads for automotive dealers, or any retailer for that matter, is a natural progression in improving retail effectiveness. We are proud that our experience and proven track record have allowed us to add GM to our growing roster of clients in this area.

Parts of a Motorcycle Helmet

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A lot of people love riding in a motorcycle compared to a car because it feels like flying. Cars maybe luxurious and more comfortable yet it feels like being imprisoned within a machine. But the advantage that it has over motorcycle is in terms of safety. Motorcycle is more prone to accidents because of its size. Because of these wearing a motorcycle helmet has become a mandatory element to be safe. To learn more about helmets, here are the lists of things that we can see if we cut a section of a Full Face helmet:

Outer Shell. Made of either Fiberglass, or a Polycarbonate mixture or specially formulated plastics while expensive models are made Carbon fibers or other very strong light weight materials. It shapes the helmet and provides protection against objects penetrating the helmet.

Safety Liner. Also called “cushion” layer. It is about one inch thick and is made out of expanded Polystyrene or similar synthetic foam material. Safety liner absorbs impact energy in case of a collision.

Inner Liner. Also called comfort liner. It is composed of a moisture absorbing antibacterial fabric and stuffed with soft thin foam to provide comfort. This is the part that is in contact with your skin at all times, so it should breathe well. In some models of helmet, the inner liner is removable so it can be washed.

Chin Strap. This is made out of a very strong fabric and serves as the helmet’s locking device so it does not fly off or falls off the rider’s head especially during impact.

Face Shield. Face shield pivots up and down and has a locking system so the wind cannot slams it open at high speeds. Choose a good quality, optically correct face shield so your vision does not get tired. There are tinted for bright sunny days and clear for all seasons.

Speech Therapy Activities For Children With Speech and Motor Apraxia

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There is only one effective way to get children actively involved with speech and motor Apraxia, and this is by engaging them in fun speech therapy activities. However, before you even begin to help your child with language articulation activities, you have to be in the right frame of mind.

It would be counter-productive if you are stressed, impatient, and thinking of other things at the same time. Thus, for the language activities to work out well between you and your child learn to set aside a specific time that’s just for this purpose. Make it a date between you and your child and treat the time as special bonding hour that will create beautiful memories for you and your child.

Here are some fun language therapy activities that you can start under the supervision of a qualified therapist, and then branch out on your own at home. Remember what the purpose for the language activities are, focus on that, and not just having fun. Also do not be a stickler for how long your child should be doing the activity, otherwise it becomes a chore instead, and he will not be motivated to do it again.

Speech Therapy Activities Part 1

Using PECS or Picture Exchange Communications System uses pictures as an alternative way of communicating with your child. Naturally, you will need some practice with this because for a child, a picture of a sandwich could mean he’s hungry but not necessarily for a sandwich.

You can go around the house tagging items with a picture and the word spelled out. Eventually, from practice, your child will recognize the word and not just the picture. By then you can take away the pictures and just have word tags.

Speech Therapy Activities Part 2

Use of music to teach pacing and pauses between words. The music therapy is a great way to introduce sounds and how they can be used. It works in conjunction with language therapy activities in many instances because of its universal appeal. There are special CDs for young children with Apraxia that you can buy as part of your language therapy activities at home.

With singing, children with Apraxia can enjoy speech therapy activities by learning how to elongate their vowels.

Speech Therapy Activities Part 3

Why not play Go Fish or the Memory Game using cards as your game tools. Cards are very good as part of your speech therapy activities as well as in helping develop dexterity and hand-eye coordination. These are just 3 language therapy activities that you can do without special tools. It will not work though if you do it a couple of times a month.

There has to be some form of schedule, 5 to 10 minutes a day, to make it work.

Homemade Power Plant – Make Your Magnetic Motor

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Have you ever wanted to make your own electricity? A home made power plant can be a fun and educational project that helps to reduce monthly expenses. With just a few items and a little patience you can build your magnet motor.

A magnetic generator is an electromechanical device that creates an electric current from mechanical motion. A coil of tightly wrapped wires, surrounds a series of magnets that are free to rotate about an axis in the middle of the coil. In the presence of a changing magnetic field, called flux, an electromotive current is produced that can power electric devices. The type of current produced is Alternating Current and is the class found in any home outlet.

A person can either choose to physically design the alternator/generator, or can use an existing one and install it within a production and storage system that is designed by the user. This can be done inexpensively and with a little patience.

The electric current comes from the changing magnetic field as a result of the spinning magnetic core in the alternator. Similarly, some people may opt to use a dynamo to produce direct current. This would necessitate an inverter to change the type of current for everyday use. Any thing can be used as the mechanical drive, whether bicycle or windmill, if it turns the shaft should work.

For the purposes of most common electronics alternating current (AC) is favored as it is the common type of power available in houses. Power stored in a battery is available to use only as direct current (DC). In this case an inverter needs to be installed that converts DC current to AC current.

To feed the generated power back into the power grid, the battery bank must be wired to the house fuse box. This can be a dangerous job if the person is not experience in electric work. For this part it may be a good idea to seek a professional electrician. The benefit of this work, is that you can actually sell the excess power generated back to the local power company.

A magnetic energy generator, more appropriately called an electric generator, can help you be a part of the green economy. In addition can prove to be educational experience that sheds light on how technology works. A person should do their homework before starting this project and consult a professional when necessary.

Choosing The Best Synthetic Motor Oil

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Synthetic fluids are clearly superior to the conventional, petroleum based oils that are refined from crude oil. They are stronger and withstand engine stresses better, improve engine performance and fuel economy, extend drain intervals, and protect vital, internal parts better than petroleum based oils. They are better for the environment as a whole and diminish the use of precious natural resources, as well. The question then becomes not which type of oil is superior, but which type and brand of synthetic oil is the best synthetic motor oil for one’s individual use. Sometimes a lower grade synthetic oil or synthetic blend oil becomes more financially appropriate than the highest drain interval, pure synthetic oils on the market today.

Often times, the financial budget and amount of the product needed by a consumer can affect what type of synthetic oil can be chosen. In the case of a business, with multiple vehicles needing to be serviced regularly, synthetic motor oils can become quite expensive. This expense may exceed the budget allowed for these purposes. In these difficult economic times, even individuals with a tight budget often can not afford the extra cost of a purely synthetic oil for their vehicle. In these cases, a synthetic blend motor oil may be a better choice to provide some added protection and performance improvement. Synthetic blend oils usually contain around a thirty percent synthetic composition with the remaining portion being petroleum based. This protection can be ample in certain cases and, in any case, these blend are always better than traditional, petroleum based oil. Choosing the best synthetic motor oil to fit one’s individual situation can be done simply with a little research and simple math.

There are also different grades or levels of synthetic motor oils which are correlated with the length of the drain interval. This means that more regular oil changes must be performed, but the initial cost for a synthetic product may be much lower. If money is tight, this lower initial cost can be a better fit for some consumers, and more regular servicing can only help protect the vehicle in the long run. AMSOIL, one of the leading producers of all synthetic products, offers both synthetic and synthetic blend oils for their customers. They offer a lower drain interval synthetic oil rather than their 25,000 mile drain interval synthetic oil which can save initial cost for consumers. Choosing the best synthetic motor oil can be easy with a little time and research. As long as the choice made has some synthetic protection included, it will be an excellent one for the vehicle in the long run.

Whether it is a synthetic or synthetic blend motor oil, one brand or another, synthetic oils are superior to traditional, petroleum based oils. They are stronger, more efficient, and save consumers money over time. Consumers that have learned about the benefits of synthetic motor oils must then choose the best synthetic motor oil for their vehicle or vehicles and one’s budget.

The Role Of Personal Injury Claims In Motor Vehicle Accidents

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It is as traumatizing experience for a person when it comes to being involved in a motor vehicle accident particularly one where personal injury is concerned.

Concerns flood your head as both your vehicle and yourself are often in need of repair, in many cases very severe repair. You exchange insurance information, file police reports and even contact a local shop to aid repair your vehicle as you seek medical attention. At first the insurance companies seem more than happy to aid you in your unfortunate situation. They look into the damage of your car, take an assessment of your personal injuries and promise to get back to you. Only to later come back with some ridiculously small number that they believe in their analysis is more than enough to compensate you for your personal injury.

While many insurance companies supply consumers with the image that theyre designed to aid drivers, the reality is that insurance is a high profit industry. The less a company has to pay on personal injury claims the better their profit numbers would be at the conclusion of their fiscal year. So they get thousands of individuals to pay monthly fees to keep their insurance just to use that money to fight victims of personal injury so that they can save a lot more cash in the end.

Few people will question the cost effectiveness of paying attorneys versus paying personal injury claims but what ought to be understood is that personal injury isnt a quick fix. Many times these injuries demand years of medical treatments and the one time offer the insurance company provides the victim isnt available to be extended when you run out of money.

When you are a victim of personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, one of the best steps you could take is to find the very best personal injury lawyers. Remember that when you are working with insurance companies, they are trying to keep their profits and any payout which is provided to youll tarnish their numbers.

Furthermore, they have a team of highly paid attorneys which are paid through your month to month fees for the purpose of fighting any personal injury claims you submit. It might seem odd that youre paying the people that are fighting your claim but this is how the system works and why you should seek the assistance of personal injury lawyers. Personal injury is a traumatic time and while you are in that traumatic state it is probably the time an insurance company will make their efforts to pay you off.

Used Boat Motors How To Inspect And Buy Used Boat Motors

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Before purchasing used boat motors, you must perform a thorough visual inspection from the powerhead to the gearbox, listen well to an audio test as well as ask relevant questions regarding past performance and maintenance service done on them. Needless to say, you must have satisfactory results and answers.

DETERMINE

Before looking at secondhand boat motors, be sure that you know what you want in terms of power requirements, shaft lengths, and operational matters like motor mounting height, trim, ventilation and cavitations.

With the many models available in the market, it is best to search for a specific type of motor that will suit your personal needs. Otherwise, you will waste time and money on the wrong secondhand boat motors. When you have determined your technical specifications, it is time to look.

SEE

First, look for obvious signs of deterioration and damage like corrosions and cracks on the motors exteriors. These are important indications of interior damage as corrosion and cracks mean that excessive quantities of saltwater has entered and frozen inside the motor, respectively. And, of course, these damages might mean that the owners failed to perform proper care of the used boat motors.

If you cant see them personally, request photographs from the owners. Still, you must visually inspect your choices at a later date.

HEAR

Even after a thorough visual inspection, you must request the owners for a test run. Of course, it does not mean that you should have the boat motors attached to a boat, far from it.

Instead, just have the boat motors propped up in an appropriate place and operated in dry land. You must have them run in high speeds for several minutes. You should listen to unusual sounds like knocks, noises, and buzzes. If possible, have someone who knows about used boat motors and whom you trust with you to provide advice.

All throughout your visual and audio inspections, you must ask questions of the owners. These questions must include the service record of the boat motors in relation to what, when, where, why and how these maintenance activities were conducted. When you are satisfied, then purchase the used boat motors!

Motorcycle accident attorney Chico fights for justice of all those who suffered accident!

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Motorcycle accidents are hard to deal with especially if the person suffers severe injuries and a lawyer dealing with motorcycle accidents can represent clients and help in getting compensation for the loss.

Motorcycle accidents or collisions are not a good sight. People meet with such accidents every day and it is difficult for people to get back in life right after the accident. Family members and friends are all those important people and cannot be ignored and if they suffer with an accident, life comes to a standstill for them. Sometimes motorcycle accidents are severe that can lead to death. This is the time when a motorcycle accident attorney Chico needs to be called for help. And with insurance companies playing smart in the process, it is difficult to deal with them alone. Insurance companies have their own corporate lawyers and they try to settle for the amount that is no sufficient for the victim. The lawyers from a good and reputed legal firm fight for compensation on client’s behalf and they try to cover other expenses and medical bills so that the family of the victim does not suffer. Motorcycle accidents turn into wrongful deaths and why lose on the compensation at least if there is a possibility of getting.

Employment loss is the main issue when an individual loses a job and in the long run it is not possible for the victim to get back to work for some time. The lawyers offer contingency fee policy because they understand one cannot pay so much for the case. Therefore they only charge after the victim wins the compensation. They evaluate motorcycle accident cases for no fee. Hiring a lawyer just does not mean fighting for rights and compensation. A good lawyer totally understands what situation is the victim in and what goes on especially when the person is disabled.

A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer Chico understands the pain of suffering with an accident, or even losing a loved one or a friend in such a mishap. Without the help of an attorney, people end up paying more to the insurance carriers because they think the companies will compensate more for the loss. However with the attorneys help it becomes easy to decide and settle on what is just and fair for the client. It is important to consider whom to appoint as the lawyer as it might get trickier with so many lawyers available in the legal firms. An experienced and a skilled lawyer can work for clients tactfully and if things are to go to the court they represent victims in the court with a strong representation.

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Electric motors for your electric car

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When selecting an electric car motor you have two choices. DC or AC electric motors. DC motors are powered by Direct Current (a battery is an example of direct current) you will need to find what is called a series wound DC Motor. Most DC motors operate from 96 to 192 volts.

AC Motors work off of Alternating Current. AC motors suitable for an electric car are usually three-phase 240VAC types, requiring a 300 volt battery pack.

DC motors have advantages over AC motors in cost and battery pack voltages. Since the DC motor runs at a lower voltage than the AC motor you can use the 6 volt golf cart style of battery. They do require more current than their AC counterparts but the 6v battery happens to have the best capacity rating so this should not be a problem. AC motors, although costing more, do have distinct advantages over the DC motor. For one, they can use the back emf from the motor while the car is braking to recharge the batteries. This causes the AC motor to be more efficient Although they require a higher battery pack voltage, around 300 volts, they use less current than the DC motor and therefore can use the lower capacity 12 volt batteries for their battery pack.

Both types of motors need a motor controller to operate, and once again due to the complexities involved, an AC motor controller is much more expensive than a comparable DC motor controller. Many times you can find very inexpensive sources of motors by shopping around. Due to regular maintenance schedules many industrial areas will have businesses that throw out working motors on a routine basis, which could be a gold mine if you can find and talk to the right person in charge.

Another great source is eBay. Just go to eBay and do a search for DC or AC motor, and you will find many sources to choose from. When selecting an electric car motor you need to do your homework. Many factors come into play such as cost, type of car you are converting, and don’t forget about how much space you have under the hood. Proper planning goes a long way for a successful electric car conversion.