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No matter if you live in a busy metropolitan city like Toronto or in a quiet, laid-back suburban town, traffic accidents can happen. Although most collisions usually result in minor injuries and consequences on the drivers and nearby passengers, some accidents can result in great fatalities. The best way to prevent such incidents from happening is to practice road safety at all times.

Generally, when you first learn how to drive, you are required to take classes before you actually hit the road on your own. During these lessons, you are getting acquainted with the basics of driving as well as the laws and regulations you must obey.

Unfortunately, despite knowing the rules, drivers sometimes can get careless while driving and end up getting themselves into an accident.

However, by following these six common-sense steps, you will avoid accidents of any kind and ensure both your safety and the safety of those around you.

Look for a personal injury lawyer 

Whether you have gotten into a traffic accident or simply want to stay protected in case you get in one, hiring a personal injury lawyer is a great way to do so. These lawyers are experts in this area and can help you with your claim and provide you with quality legal services and the settlement you deserve.

If you live in the Toronto area, check out the lawyers over at Grillo Law where you can schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer of your choice and benefit from their expertise and knowledge to get the best deal possible. By hiring them you will have a peace of mind knowing that you will be fully protected with no potential risks to your legal rights. 

Beware of the traffic safety markers

Being aware of the traffic safety markers is a great way to avoid collisions on the road. A marker whose importance is often overlooked by drivers are bollards. But you might be wonderingwhat is a bollard post and what is its purpose.

Generally speaking, bollards are metal posts with reflective markers that serve to catch the driver’s attention and guide them along the road to prevent the occurrence of traffic accidents around designated areas while protecting pedestrians and property from vehicle impact. They are made with different materials, come in different colors and serve various purposes on the road.

Follow speed limits

One major cause of traffic accidents is over-speeding. People sometimes drive above the regulatory speed limit and end up getting into car accidents with severe injuries, bruises and fatal consequences. Therefore, obeying the posted speed limits that are placed along the road and are enforced by law is important to ensure your safety and reduce the risk of potential collisions.  

Generally, the speed limits vary depending on the province or territory that you are driving in. For example, the statutory speed limit for residential and school districts varies between 19 and 25 mph and 31 mph in rural areas.

Practice road safety

In addition to driving within the speed limits, it is important that you take other precautionary measures on the road to ensure your safety and prevent traffic accidents. Some of these measures include always wearing your seat belt, not driving under the influence and not driving distracted.

For example, using your mobile phone while operating a vehicle is strongly forbidden as it can distract you and you won’t be able to pay as much attention as you should to the traffic safety products and nearby passengers and vehicles. Also, it can cost you a great fine and get you in trouble with the law

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: How to Avoid Traffic Accidents and Enhance Your Safety While on the Road
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76273/how-to-avoid-traffic-accidents-enhance-safety-on-road
Published Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:34:56 +0000

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Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan

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Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan
There must be something in the water, because this is the second Harley XR1200 street tracker that’s popped up on our radar in as many weeks. We’re not complaining though. Even though it wasn’t a big sales hit, we’re fans of Harley-Davidson’s sportiest Sportster—mainly because it was such a hoot to ride.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why the Harley XR1200 didn’t stick around longer, but we have our theories. One is that the market simply wasn’t ready to accept a Harley that actually handled well. The other is that the styling was a mish-mash of too many influences.

Harley XR1200 street tracker by Fever Taiwan

The Motor Co. pitched the XR1200 as a flat tracker for the street—and gave it an XR750-inspired livery and upright seating position to match. But the XR’s tail section and goofy split-spoke wheels felt like 90s sportbike throwbacks. Still, it was nothing if not bold, and its awkwardness was arguably part of its charm.

This custom Harley XR1200 comes from Fever—a custom workshop based in Taoyuan City, just outside of Taipei in Taiwan. Their take on this cult classic is refreshing because it pushes the styling in one clear direction instead of trying to ride the line between multiple genres.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Cult classic: A Harley XR1200 street tracker from Taiwan
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/harley-xr1200-street-tracker
Published Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:33:13 +0000

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The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands

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Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
An email commissioning a new project is good news for any custom motorcycle workshop. But the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was particularly giddy when their latest project hit their inbox. The brief read like most others, save for one key detail—the client specifically requested a custom Honda CBX 1000.

Like many of us, Moto Adonis co-owners Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink idolize the mighty CBX. “It’s undoubtedly one of the most legendary machines ever built,” Job proclaims. “The sound of this beastly inline six-cylinder engine, skillfully crafted by Honda masters, is more than just noise; it’s a symphony of brute force that resonates as pure rebellion on two wheels.”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis

Despite their love for this 80s icon, Moto Adonis had no intention of simply creating a tidy Honda CBX 1000 restomod. “The bike was craving a contemporary, rugged touch,” explains Job. “And we didn’t just add a hint; no, we went all-out.”

Paying tribute to the CBX’s legacy, Arthur and Job kept the bike’s OEM fuel tank—but everything else was fair game. The guys set out to modernize the bike, while stripping back as much as they could to highlight its gargantuan engine. While we wouldn’t go as far as calling a six-cylinder superbike from the 80s ‘lithe,’ this CBX is one of the leanest we’ve seen.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Mighty Six: A brutal custom Honda CBX from The Netherlands
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-honda-cbx-1000-moto-adonis
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:35:20 +0000

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REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod

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REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod

Written by Nicole Ellan James

2024 PALM BEACH AUCTION – 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE – NO RESERVE

Resto-Mods have surged in popularity within the collector car community, and it’s easy to see why. These vehicles, characterized by their classic appearance combined with modern upgrades, encompass everything from sleek bodywork to advanced technology and powertrain enhancements. In recent years, the appeal of Resto-Mods has skyrocketed among buyers, with Corvettes standing out as constant favorites within this category.

The fusion of yesteryear’s charm with today’s innovation presents enthusiasts with an enticing combination of nostalgia and exhilaration. Resto-Mods embody this harmonious union, delivering the timeless allure of vintage aesthetics alongside the excitement of modern driving experiences. They serve as a compelling tribute to automotive history, capturing the essence of bygone eras while embracing the advancements of the present day.

Imagine a stunningly restored 1960s Corvette, now boasting a fuel-injected powerhouse, enhanced suspension and state-of-the-art infotainment system. This is precisely the transformation custom builder Jeff Hayes orchestrated with this 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Resto-Mod, a project finished in October 2022.

Under the hood, an LS3 V8 engine rated with 540 horsepower is the starting point. The LS3 is known for its formidable power and relentless performance. Paired seamlessly with a 4L70E automatic transmission, this dynamic duo ensures smooth acceleration with precise shifts, for what’s sure to be an incredible driving experience.

Beneath its sleek exterior, this Corvette rests upon an Art Morrison sport chassis, renowned for its exceptional strength, agility and precision engineering. This high-performance foundation offers modern stability and handling, allowing the Corvette to carve through corners with confidence and command the road with authority. Bringing this Resto-Mod’s performance to a smooth halt are 4-wheel Wilwood disc brakes. Whether you’re pushing the limits on the open road or cruising through city streets, these brakes can deliver consistent and reliable braking performance, providing peace of mind and control in almost any driving scenario.

Finished in Bright Red paint, the exterior of this Corvette is complemented by a Saddle Brazilian leather interior.

Completing the look are striking Schott wheels, which accentuate the classic lines of the vehicle while adding a touch of contemporary flair. The wheels are wrapped in custom red line tires that not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also ensure a smooth and responsive ride.

Step inside, and you’ll find a sanctuary of modern comfort and convenience seamlessly integrated into the classic design. The interior of this Resto-Mod features a Vintage Air system, ensuring the climate inside the cabin is comfortable regardless of the weather outside. A cutting-edge AM/FM Bluetooth stereo system delivers crystal-clear sound, allowing you to soundtrack your journey with your favorite tunes wirelessly. Other amenities include power steering and power windows for modern convivences.

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette is selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Palm Beach Auction, April 18-20 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Register to bid today to take this one-of-a-kind Resto-Mod Corvette home with you.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: REVIVING LEGENDS: The Timeless Transformation of a ’66 Corvette Resto-Mod
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/reviving-legends-the-timeless-transformation-of-a-66-corvette-resto-mod/
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 16:23:35 +0000

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