Insurance Tips for Motorcyclists
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Motorcyclists regularly encounter dangerous road situations.

A 2009 Highway Loss Data Institute report found more than half of motorcyclist deaths involved at least one other vehicle. Forty-two percent of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing or overtaking.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data from 2008 showed 47% of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with another type of motor vehicle.

Recent research by a Texas Tech University psychologist suggests that the regularity of this problem isn’t necessarily a case of poor driving or carelessness, but may be related to a basic human miscalculation.

Pat DeLucia, the coordinator of the Human Factors Psychology Program at Texas Tech, says her research shows that small, near objects can appear farther away than larger, more distant objects. The study is published in “Current Directions in Psychological Science.”

Through computer simulation, DeLucia had study participants view two objects simultaneously, one large and one small, coming at them. The viewer must decide which one will reach them first.

The study explores how the human brain perceives objects, their size and motion and time to impact. Her findings indicate that an object’s size affect…………… continues on Fox Business

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Voiceless Victim: Economic Freedom
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Economic freedom is one of many sacred liberties individuals enjoy in our great country. Economic freedom allows for individuals to trade with others as they see fit and in their own best interest. It also allows for sellers to create and offer products of their own choosing, and buyers then elect to purchase that product or to not. Our economy is the largest and most robust in the world partly due to the financial liberty we enjoy. This specific freedom has been a beacon for many people seeking a better life for over two hundred years. Despite the obvious advantages of economic liberty, the progressive agenda continues to encroach on our personal freedom. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or ObamaCare, is another example of federal overreach.

Many are familiar with the growing list of victims of the ACA: the millions of people losing their health insurance completely; the millions more with rising premiums and deductibles, and even more paying for additional coverage they don’t want or need. The stories from these victims understandably receive much of the news coverage. Unfortunately, I have not heard anyone mention another important victim: economic freedom.

Many parts of the ACA prove American citizens are no longer thought of as individuals with the capability to make their own choices. continues on American Thinker

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