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Bicycle safety – Using signals

Posted on: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Bicycle safety is very important, and if you take your bicycle on the road with other vehicles, you need to know how to stay safe on your bicycle. Even if you’re the one driving the car, you should still be aware of these important hand signals used by cyclists. It could save a life, including your […]

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How To Get Your Child To Wear Their Helmet

Posted on: Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Every cyclist, particularly those who have been in an accident, knows the importance of a helmet. Helmets can reduce the chance of severe head injuries by 88 percent. Unfortunately, helmets aren’t “cool” and up to 50 percent of child cyclists forgo wearing them while on their bikes. So how can you get them to protect their […]

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California’s Bicycle Helmet Law Debate May Reignite Thanks to Latest Study

Posted on: Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The December 2015 edition of the journal, Injury Epidemiology , is likely to reignite a bicycle law debate that took place throughout California earlier this year. The debate centered on bicycle helmets, which are mentioned in the state’s Vehicle Code Section 21212, Subsection A through F3 as well as Penal Code Section 1463. Presently, it only impacts minors and their parents or legal guardians. […]

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As 2015 Ends, the Golden Gate City’s Bicycle Laws Remain Up for Debate

Posted on: Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Bicycle laws have dominated San Francisco’s headlines as of late. What’s the big debate? On the table is a proposal that if passed, will likely do nothing to stop opponents’ tongue-wagging. On the other hand, it will give local cyclists a bit of relief when it comes to certain traffic violations, like “failure to stop.” As […]

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Night Riding

Posted on: Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and also offers transportation that is good for the environment. If you ride your bike to work, there is a good chance you have to ride at night, at least during certain parts of the year. Bicycle safety is incredibly important but cycle safety at night is […]

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What to Do if You are in a Bicycle Accident

Posted on: Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Bicycle accidents can be extremely dangerous. If someone hits you while you are on your bike, it is important to hire an attorney — such as from the Law Office of Gary Brustin — to help you with your case. To help ensure that your case goes well, follow these steps after your bicycle accident. Call the Police First […]

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You’re Never Too Old to Practice Bicycle Safety

Posted on: Thursday, December 17th, 2015

According to this article in The Idaho Statesman, bicycle safety is no longer an issue solely reserved for the younger population. It states the mortality rate of adults ages 35 to 54 has tripled…yes, tripled…in the past 40 years, while the rates for children have declined dramatically. Some of this is due in part to an overall increase in bicycle […]

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Bicyclists – Beware of Road Rage

Posted on: Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Road rage describes aggressive driving or actions by a motorist with the intent to cause harm to someone else who is sharing the road. These actions are usually triggered when the driver is already feeling stressed or agitated about outside factors, such as running late to work or getting caught in traffic. Road rage can […]

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Five tips to avoid a Bicycle Accident

Posted on: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

A bicycle accident can leave you injured, and have you miss work for months. The impact of a bicycle accident will be felt for years, but it is simple to avoid an accident. Follow these tips and remain safe on the road. Pay attention to traffic: High traffic areas are especially dangerous for bikers. Try your best […]

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Montana Legislature Finally Amends Archaic Bicycle Laws

Posted on: Friday, November 27th, 2015

After decades of ignoring the rights of their ever-growing cycling communities, Montana legislature has finally updated their ancient bicycling statutes that failed to clearly define what rights were afforded to cyclists. Among the changes to the laws include no further requirement for coaster brakes or six-foot orange flags on any road bicycles, two prime examples of how […]

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