Whether you enjoy biking casually on the open road, or hugging sharp turns on a crotch rocket, motorcycling is an appealing activity that offers plenty of excitement. But it can also be a dangerous mode of transport for riders who aren’t prepared for all the challenges that come with it.

Seven Motorcycle Safety Tips

In order to ensure your time on the bike is safe, fun, and enjoyable, you should prioritize safety. This may look different, depending on when, where, and how you ride, but the following tips are fairly universal in application.

1. Take a Motorcycle Safety Course

All bikers are required to take a skills test before they can obtain their license. And depending on where you get yours, you may also be required to take a motorcycle safety course.

Even if you aren’t, you would be smart to do so on your own initiative. You’ll pick up a lot of solid information in these courses that will keep you safer.

2. Drivers Don’t Always See You

Drivers are looking for other cars. They aren’t necessarily expecting to see pedestrians, cyclists, or bikers on their intended route. Keep this in mind so you drive defensively.

Defensive driving isn’t necessarily about driving slowly. It’s about being particularly aware of your surroundings, having an escape path prepared, and taking all the proper precautions to keep yourself out of harm’s way.

Read more ...

When someone you love has been taken from you suddenly, the grief can be overpowering. You will require some time to heal and become accustomed to your new life. 

Nothing can replace that special person, but you might be entitled to compensation that would help you cover some of the medical expenses and funeral costs. If that individual was the primary or sole provider for your family, the compensation could also include lost income. 

Wrongful death claims are usually brought by a family member of the deceased against a defendant whose actions, whether intentional or not, caused or contributed to the death of the person who’s gone. If you’re considering such an action, here are a few things you should know before you get started.

1. Criminal cases are tried separately from the wrongful death suit

Many wrongful death lawsuits arise from a criminal act, whether it was murder or drunk driving. OJ Simpson, for example, was sued for the deaths of Ronald Goldman and his wife Nicole Brown Simpson.

When a death is caused by an intentional act, criminal charges are likely to address and include that aspect. However, those proceedings and all the testimony and evidence in your case must be presented separately.

Read more ...

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a clogged sewer line, but they can and do happen. It’s important to act quickly if a clog occurs to avoid a bigger, more expensive problem in the future.

How do you know if your sewer line is clogged? Here are four signs to look for.

1. The Toilet Gurgles or Has Trouble Flushing

The toilet is usually the first place that you notice issues with a sewer line, as the toilet has a direct path to the main drain.

If you have a clog in your sewer line, you may notice that the toilet has trouble flushing or gurgles when the water is running down the tub, sink or washing machine drains. This is one of the most obvious signs that your sewer line is clogged. 

2. Your Home Has Multiple Backed Up Drains

If you’re dealing with multiple backed up drains, there’s a good chance that you have a sewer clog. Check your toilets, showers, sinks and bathtubs. If more than one drain smells bad, is slow moving, making gurgling noises or has water backing up, then you probably have a sewer clog.

Every drain in your home connects to the main sewer line at some point, so a blockage would affect multiple drains in the home. 

Read more ...

Though we like to imagine that any reasonable driver would stop after hitting another vehicle or a pedestrian, the reality is that hit-and-run accidents are common. There have been, on average, 682,000 hit-and-run crashes each year for more than a decade, and 65 percent of people killed in those accidents were pedestrians or bicyclists. 

After you’ve been hit, you’ll likely be dazed and have difficulty processing your surroundings, so it’s helpful to know how to respond, well in advance of an accident. 

Steps to Take, in Order

After the accident, follow these steps, in order, to the best of your ability. It’s important to remain calm and in control throughout this process, so take a deep breath and concentrate. 

  1. Get to safety. First things first: you need to get to safety. If you’re a pedestrian and you’re able to move, get to the sidewalk or a patch of grass as soon as you can. If you’re in a vehicle and you can move it, get it to the shoulder and put on your hazard lights to avoid the possibility of another accident. If you can’t move the vehicle, get yourself to the curb as safely as you can.

Read more ...
ShowLands Channel On YouTube

Top LifeStyle

Suggest Movie, A Piece-of-cake Way to Find Recomme...
Sun, November 16th, 2014 - Shofali YFSuggest Movie, A Piece-of-cake Way to Find Recommended Movie on Android

Want to watch a movie but confused with the options? It is not a problem anymore since there is an a [ ... ]

HBO GO and MAX GO Are Present on Lollipop with Hig...
Thu, November 20th, 2014 - Shofali YFHBO GO and MAX GO Are Present on Lollipop with High-Res Streaming

Everybody knows about HBO and CineMax, international channels which present plethora interesting mov [ ... ]