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Approximately 3,700 people around the globe die on the roads daily. It is easy to think that the people that die on the road are reckless.

But the truth is it can happen to anybody, even to the most rule-abiding driver, because not every person will abide by the rules. At other times conditions outside anyone’s control could cause an accident.

While you may not eliminate every chance of an accident, identifying critical road hazards can help you stay safe while on the road. This guide highlights key hazards you are likely to encounter on the road and how to avoid them.

What If You Are Involved In An Accident?

Accidents do not just happen; often, they happen because someone was negligent. It doesn’t always have to be another driver; it could be the vehicle manufacturer, a faulty part manufacturer, the road engineer, or the government entity that approved the road that caused the accident.

Under personal injury law, the at-fault party is often liable for the accident, meaning you may be eligible for compensation if an accident is not your fault. Being eligible for compensation doesn’t mean it will come easy.

The defendant or their insurer will go to any lengths to minimize the value of your claim or even deny it, blaming you. Having an experienced car accident attorney can help you deal with problematic defendants or insurance companies and ensure you get the rightful compensation.

Key Road Hazards You Need To Know

1.     Environmental Hazards

Environmental hazards are largely out of the driver’s control and involve environmental factors such as rain, snow, sun glares, strong winds, mists, and fog.

While there may be no way of controlling what nature throws at you, understanding these hazards and how to drive safely can mean the difference between getting to your destination safely or getting into an accident.

If an accident occurs under adverse weather conditions, the driver will still be liable for the accident. The law requires motorists to drive their vehicles at a reasonable speed depending on the conditions.

This makes reducing your speed below the posted speed limit the number one rule when faced with an adverse environmental condition.

2.     Physical Hazards

Physical hazards include any physical feature or objects that could cause an accident, such as sharp bends, unmarked speed bumps, falling debris or rocks, or potholes.

Physical hazards are especially dangerous if you are driving on an unfamiliar road. Thankfully, modern technology can help you navigate unfamiliar roads and even notify you of possible hazards such as a sharp bend or falling rocks which can help you drive safely.

Different entities can have liability for an accident caused by physical hazards. If the faulty road design is the cause of the accident, your lawyer can help file a product liability against the contractor or the government entity responsible for approving roads.

3.     Other Road Users

Anybody can get on the road, including an unqualified driver, a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or one going through a lot in their mind.

All these types of motorists pose a big threat to other road users. You can control what other drivers do but staying vigilant can help you avoid reckless drivers.

Signs that can help you identify a reckless driver would be erratic acceleration and braking, weaving in and out of traffic,

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 3 Key Road Hazards To Be Aware Of, If You Want To Avoid An Accident
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/77201/3-road-hazards-be-aware-of-want-to-avoid-accident
Published Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 12:49:21 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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