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Reasons to Avoid Riding Motorcycles: Warnings from an EMT

Reasons to Avoid Riding Motorcycles: Warnings from an EMT

Before anything else, let’s get one thing straight here: no one has the right to tell you not to ride a motorcycle. We understand the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle can bring, and it’s a much more exhilarating ride than driving a box with wheels. We get it. But you better make sure you have affordable motorcycle insurance, because riding a bike can be pretty risky.

In terms of per vehicle mile traveled, you’re 29 times more likely to die in a crash on a motorcycle than if you’re a passenger in a car.

Here are some facts of life that you should be aware of if you’re contemplating the prospect of learning to ride a motorcycle:

  1. A flat tire will be a catastrophe. When you get a flat while driving a car, it’s nothing but an annoyance. You can just pull over the side of the road and begin the tedious task of changing a tire. With a motorcycle, it’s not that simple. The sudden flat will cause you to hurl forward from your bike, and that’s not something you can always walk away from.
  2. The pavement will grate your skin. The result is pretty much the same when you slide on the road. You don’t even have to go that fast and it doesn’t have to be your bare skin. Wear just a t-shirt and when you get into an accident at just 25 mph you can have all the shoulder tissues ripped to the bone. Then every loose piece of debris on the road gets in your wound and all these things will have to be painstakingly removed.
  3. You really don’t want to hit an animal on the road. When you’re in a car you’re protected by seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones when you hit a deer crossing a road. On a motorcycle, you just have a helmet and some people are even stupid enough not to wear one.

Hitting a deer on the road is like being tackled on a football field at 60 mph. That will always cause broken bones, and often death. Even small animals like a dog can be extremely dangerous, since you’ll most likely hurl from the motorcycle at the speed you were going. Then you’ll hit the road and all manners of bad things will happen to you.

  1. Lots of car drivers are oblivious. Sure they pay attention to other cars on the road. With motorcycles, not so much. Check out the various news reports of car vs. motorcycle accidents, and the car driver usually says they didn’t see the motorcycle prior to the collision.

With these accidents, car drivers tend to end up with minor injuries at the most. That’s not the case with the motorcycle drivers. In any type of car to motorcycle collisions, the mass of the heavier car transfers to the motorcycle as energy. By the way, that energy also transfers to the motorcycle rider, and it doesn’t take all that much energy …

Selling Second Hand Heavy Equipment

Selling Second Hand Heavy Equipment

When it comes to selling a used piece of equipment, it can be a challenge to sell it off on the price that you want. Unlike a new machine whose price depends upon the production cost and its competitors in the market, the financial value of a second-hand device would depend upon its condition, its working ability and the area of its purchase. Seasoned brokers are the best when it comes to setting a price and selling them off without a loss to them.

There are multiple ways that the sellers adopt to sell their products to you. The methods of selling the equipment through a broker or through dealers are more common because they are simpler and hassle free. On the other hand, if you are an inexperienced person when it comes to making a sale, yet want to sell your used machinery yourself, then the process can be troublesome.  Here are a few key points that you need to remember in order to decide on the method of selling your machinery.

Selling Yourself:

When you want to sell your own equipment, you would need to be persuasive, but not persistent. When advertising for your sale, make sure that you mention all the details that can lead the buyers to you without any hindrance. When an interested person shows up, don’t force your prospects to buy what you are offering and explain them in a concise manner the advantages they will be getting when they make this purchase. There are multiple people in the sales business who think it is a good idea to mention the competition. It is always better not to divert your listener’s attention away from the product that you are trying to sell. Focus on the structure present in front of you and make sure that their attention doesn’t wander off elsewhere.

However, this process will be time-consuming and would require a lot of efforts from the person willing to sell the equipment on his own.

The Brokers:

It is always best to use the services of sales agents and brokers with the skill and resources to sell your used farm machinery, trucks, cars or other heavy equipment. The main benefit that you will get from hiring a broker to assist you in your sale is that these people have contacts that can help them deliver results faster than you. Putting equipment, such as tractors and dump trucks for sale have a small market of buyers, a semi-truck that was personally owned by you does not bring in much crowd either. The broker knows which newspaper ad would be suitable, where to advertise to communicate to the people who would be interested in such machinery. He would also ultimately know how to deal with the buyers pouring in to purchase the advertised product.

The downside is that you will have to adjust to their commission rates, as they vary greatly depending on the person you hired. The costs for advertisement may be covered for you …