safety

The Worst Kind of Collision Course

Dissecting The Off-Set Crash, One of the Most Deadly Accidents on the Road

Evidence is mounting that points to the type of frontal collision as a grave contributor to whether passengers live or die in an accident, alongside the typical factors like speed and road conditions. An off-set crash -- where 25 percent or less of the fascia of the car collides with either another vehicle or a hard, stationary object and causes the car to pivot sharply -- is especially lethal, accounting for a quarter of frontal crash deaths. We examine why.

Ride smart and stay alive

Being Seen: Visible Cycling

Hey there. Yeah, you, riding along in your cool color-coordinated cycling team kit, all matchy-matchy. You look real spiffy, so neat you’ll make a great hood ornament. Because that’s where you’re going to end up -- on someone’s hood, or like me, under one. Those who really need to see you, can’t. In your fancy attire, you’re invisible to motorists.

Sayonara helmet hair.

Design Spotlight: Hövding “Invisible” Bike Helmet

Helmets save lives at the “expense” of what some misguided cyclists think of as “looking cool”. They’re also bulky, and a pain to schlep once the ride is over. Two female Swedish design students spent seven years researching crash data and over $10 million developing a new form of head protection that avoids both of...

Gun Control

GunVault MiniVault Biometric

Gun control is a perennial issue that raises passions on both sides of the aisle. One thing everyone can agree on, though, is that secure storage is key to preventing tragedy. There are two essentials in home firearm storage: security and access control. The GunVault MiniVault Biometric ($208) handgun safe unequivocally gives you both. Using...

Super Simple, Insanely Important

Shoe ID by Road ID

Being responsible, safe, and planning for contingencies aren’t always traits that we men are known for. Sometimes we just like to do, as though spontaneity were written into our genes. When it comes to running, I’m guilty of jetting out the door without taking the time to stretch or hydrate or, sometimes, even check the...

U.S. Coast Guard Approved Two-Way Radio Life Vest

[via Oh Gizmo!] The U.S. Coast Guard approved Two-Way Radio life Vest comes with dual, 14-channel two-way radios, one integrated into the chest of the life vest and another for use on a boat or on shore, allowing instant communication from water skier to boat, or ship to shore from up to 1.8 miles away....