road safety

THIRD EYE DESIGN INC.

It’s amazing how many drivers out there can tell stories of instances where they were completely blindsided by a nearby motorbike. And the statistics back up the anecdotes.

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, motorcyclists accounted for 14 per cent of the total highway fatalities in the country, despite motorcycle registrations representing only three per cent of all vehicles in the United States in 2013.

As more and more New Yorkers join the more than half-a-million licensed motorcyclists in the state, one Rochester man says he has a solution to help keep riders more safe on the roads.

(Video after the jump.)

Is the Thruway New York’s biggest juice bar?

Dec 23, 2013
Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

The winter months can pose a headache for drivers navigating the roads after a snow storm. Plowing can only do so much and too often a slick, hard pack of snow and ice can cover streets making them dangerous to drive.

So how do you get around that? Beet juice!

It’s not used everywhere, but it is catching on. The New York State Thruway Authority is one of several state authorities pre-treating and treating roads with and mixture of beet ‘juice’ and brine water.