As a Flagstaff bicyclist, you probably shudder at the thought of the oncoming winter, and even more than that, you probably think quite frequently about defecting to Phoenix, where it doesn’t snow at all (except in strange circumstances). A thin layer of snow alone can put you off of riding for the entire winter season, and we don’t blame you. After all, nobody likes to be freezing cold. But there’s no need to fear the snow. In fact, it can be pleasant to ride in and help you get a better workout than you imagined possible. Some of the best ways you can make the best of the snow include the following:
- Adapt and adjust. You would never drive the same on icy roads in Flagstaff as you would on dry, summer roads, so why ride that way? One of the best things you can do in the winter to keep your ride safe is to slightly reduce the psi on your bike tires. This may seem counterintuitive, but slightly deflating your tires will allow the tire to flatten out on uneven surfaces, better grip those surfaces and maintain better balance, even on icy surfaces. If you do drop the psi, it’s important to remember that you’re more likely to get a flat if you hit rocks at a high speed, so you’ll have to slow down and keep some tire slime and an instant air capsule with you at all times. Read the rest »
When you need a great gift for the Hayden runner in your life, you may not know where to turn. You think about shoes, running clothes, sunglasses, and other types of gear, but you may not realize that there are other great gifts that you can give to your favorite runner that will make just as big of a splash. In fact, this holiday season, you should consider some gifts out of the ordinary for the runner in your life. Here are some of the best gifts you can choose from for this holiday season.
- Energy. Runners need a lot of energy to help them keep moving at all times, and the best thing that you can give your runner to help keep them at their best is a pack of high quality energy bars from a recognizable and trusted brand. Read the rest »
Fatal Arizona dog bites are often reported in the news throughout the state, much to our dismay, and we are deeply concerned for the health and continued wellbeing of those who sustain injuries in dog bite incidents. According to Dogs Bite, nearly 40 fatal dog attacks happened last year and more than 61 percent of those deaths were caused by pit bulls. However, pit bulls and Rottweilers together make up only 68 percent of fatal dog attack perpetrators, while the remaining fatal attacks come from a variety of different breeds. According to statistics, 79 percent of children who die as a result of a dog attack are under the age of two years old.
Preventing Fatal Arizona Dog Bites
Prevention of fatal Arizona dog bites is up to dog owners throughout the state. There are many different things that dog owners can do to protect their neighbors and other individuals in the community from being attacked by their dog, including: Read the rest »
Every year, despite the best intentions of adults everywhere, nearly 2,250 children under the age of 15 are treated in emergency rooms for accidental poisoning caused by the ingestion of prescription medications. Nearly 660 children between the ages of 15 and 19 years old are also treated in the emergency room for prescription and over the counter drug poisoning or overdose. Overall, nearly 7,810 cases of accidental ingestion or overdose of medications are reported in the emergency room annually. More than 780 individuals, including children, die as a result of accidental overdoses on prescription and over the counter medications. For parents and caretakers everywhere, prevention is vital to saving lives.
Preventing Arizona Child Medication Accidents
Although not every Arizona child medication accident can be prevented, there are ways that parents can reduce the risk that their child will become a victim of an overdose or accidental ingestion. The best prevention methods include the following: Read the rest »
Caring for yourself when you’re a Flagstaff cyclists may not seem like a high priority. After all, just riding your bicycle around the city may seem like the best way to keep yourself healthy and to take good care of yourself. And while riding as a form of exercise and movement can certainly contribute to overall health and wellbeing, there are things that you must do in order to protect yourself from injury and ensure that your new physical activity remains a healthy option.
- Stretch regularly, both before and after you cycle. Stretching before and after you cycle can help you avoid sustaining injuries when you’re out for a ride. Even a short ride from your home can take a toll on your muscles and ligaments, and that’s why it is important to make sure that you stretch to make them limber. Read the rest »
Every year, multiple Nogales pedestrian crashes are reported amongst the roughly 280 traffic accidents that happen in the city, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). More than 81 percent of pedestrian collisions throughout the state each year result in injuries, putting pedestrian crashes right alongside bicycle accidents as the most dangerous in the state.
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Being involved in an El Mirage distracted driving accident can change your life, and not for the better. According to statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), El Mirage residents and other motorists are involved in more than 375 traffic collisions annually, and these accidents lead to injuries to more than 160 individuals, including motorists, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Some of the most common types of injuries that are sustained by collision victims include: head, back, neck, and spine injuries; traumatic brain injuries; internal injuries; and other types of injuries that may leave the victims in pain and suffering for a lengthy period of time.
How to Prevent El Mirage Distracted Driving Accidents
No matter how you look at it, El Mirage distracted driving accidents are 100 percent preventable. As a motorist, it is your responsibility to do your part to prevent these types of accidents from happening. Although you may not be able to control the actions of other drivers on the road, you can actively decrease your accident risk by: Read the rest »
Few Bisbee semi truck accidents are reported each year since the total traffic collision count for Bisbee is typically less the five incidents each year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). However, for those drivers who are involved in a collision with a big rig, the risk of injury is still significant. At least 20 percent of incidents on the roads of Bisbee result in injuries to those involved each year, and for those involved in other places throughout the state, more than 22 percent of incidents result in injuries. The majority of incidents involving semi trucks on the roads of Arizona, and Bisbee, are caused by mistakes or negligent actions on the part of the semi truck driver.
Avoiding Bisbee Semi Truck Accidents
No one wants to be involved in a Bisbee semi truck accident, but unfortunately, if you don’t know how to protect yourself, you may end up in one. Some of the best things you can do to reduce your risk and protect yourself and your passengers include the following: Read the rest »
Every year, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports more than 2,130 incidents throughout the state involving cyclists, and among these incidents are multiple Carefree bicycle crashes. Statistics indicate that around 20 car crashes involving different types of motorists happen in Carefree each year, but not all accidents involving bicyclists are reported in small towns. This can be problematic later for those who sustain serious injuries, but do not get a police report or go to the hospital. Reports indicate that at least one person is killed and nearly 10 are injured each year in Carefree collisions. It is crucial that all bicyclists know what to do after a crash to protect their rights.
Protecting Your Rights after a Carefree Bicycle Crash
After a Carefree bicycle crash, you will need to make all the right steps if you want to preserve your injury claim case. Some of the most important things to do after an injury crash include the following: Read the rest »
If you’ve been injured in an Avondale slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the liable business. First you will have to establish the cause of the accident by asking these questions below:
- Was the damage to the flooring present long enough that the owner of the business could have known about it?
- Could the business owner or manager have cordoned off the area to warn or protect customers? Did they do so?
- Did objects left on the floor by employees, such as those used for cleaning or stocking shelves, cause your accident?
Preventing Avondale Slip and Fall Accidents
There is no reason that any individual should ever have to experience the pain and suffering that typically accompanies an Avondale slip and fall accident. To protect yourself against unnecessary injury, you can: Read the rest »