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August 2017 Archives

Hit and Run Bicycle Accident Kills UC Berkeley Chief Counsel

On Sunday, UC Berkeley's chief campus counsel, Christopher M. Patti, died tragically in a fatal bicycle accident in Sonoma. According to the California Highway Patrol, Patti pulled his bike over to the side of Highway 116 around 8:45 a.m. A BMW swerved off the road and hit and killed him before driving away. He was only 59 years old.

Trump Decision Could Increase Truck Accidents

24057965985_d7138e3ddf_z.jpgIt seems like common sense that we don't want truck drivers and train operators falling asleep on the job. These workers operate massive machines, and often work long, irregular hours. One wrong move can cause catastrophic train and truck accidents. But last week, President Trump and the Department of Transportation withdrew a proposal to test truckers and train operators for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that is becoming increasingly common and has led to a recent uptick in trucking accidents. Perhaps somewhere there is an explanation for why this proposal was withdrawn that makes sense but I don't know what it could be. 

Is Your Lithium Ion Battery at Risk of Exploding?

1286694297_55e1ccaedf_m.jpgLithium ion batteries are everywhere. They power our laptops, our cell phones, e-cigarettes, hoverboards, and myriad other electronic devices. Tech companies and consumers alike enjoy these batteries because they are able to store a significant amount of energy in a very small space and are generally light weight.

3 ways to protect yourself while operating a motorcycle

As a motorcyclist, you may find the freedom of the road exhilarating. You may enjoy feeling the open air and having the ability to join others who share your passion on fun outings to various destinations. You may even build certain parts of your life around the identity you have from being a motorcyclist.

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