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New Biking Dangers Put Americans’ Quality of Life in Jeopardy

Posted on: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

If you enjoy biking, it pays to sit up and take notice of the recent headlines. In the last three months, a number of bicycles and bike accessories were recalled due to safety issues. As a whole, the safety issues were caused by a multitude of design flaws and manufacturing defects with the potential to cause […]

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Crucial Steps to Take if Your Bike is Hit By a Vehicle

Posted on: Friday, November 6th, 2015

A bicycle accident can cause serious injuries especially when a vehicle is involved. What you do in the moments after the accident is crucial to your ability to seek fair compensation for your injuries. Here are a few quick tips to ensure you have the best chance of recovering compensation for your injuries and bike damage. Take Immediate […]

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Bicycle Safety Laws in California

Posted on: Monday, June 1st, 2015

Bicyclists in California may be subjected to the same type of laws and rules that apply to other users of the road. Just because you’re riding a non-motorized vehicle does not mean that you can flout traffic safety laws. In fact, compliance with traffic safety laws is key to safety as a bicyclist in California. […]

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Stronger Restrictions on Nighttime Driving May Lower Teen Accident Risks

Posted on: Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Some of the biggest risks for California bicyclists involve teen drivers. This is a high-risk category of motorists, and teenagers because of their lower experience, susceptibility to peer pressure, and delusions of invincibility, are more likely to cause bicycle accidents. The risk of a bicycle accident involving a teen motorist is much higher, when a […]

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California Ranks Eighth on List of Bicycle-Friendly States

Posted on: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

California was recently ranked number eight on a list of the most bicycle-friendly states in the country. The two top spots on the list were taken by Washington and Minnesota, while Alabama landed at the bottom of the list. Apart from Washington and Minnesota, the top five included Delaware, Massachusetts and Utah. The ranking was […]

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Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

Posted on: Monday, April 20th, 2015

Summer season marks peak bicycling season for children. It also means a higher risk of accidents involving your children when they’re bicycling outside. Make sure that your child is properly equipped for riding outside in the summer. Teach your child the rules of safe bicycling. Make sure that your child is always wearing a properly […]

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Bicyclist Detection Technology Set to Take off

Posted on: Sunday, April 5th, 2015

A number of automakers, including Volvo, are experimenting with technology that would help reduce the risk of bicycle accidents. These vehicles would be equipped with technology that would recognize the back of another vehicle, including a bicycle. Between 2008 and 2012, there were more than 3,300 bicycle accident fatalities in the United States. Approximately 74% […]

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Could Family-Friendly Bicycles Soon Be Here?

Posted on: Thursday, March 12th, 2015

A bicycle show in a nation that is home to one of safest and most pleasurable environments for bicyclists recently provided exciting glimpses of what the future holds in terms of bicycling. Several of the bicycles on exhibit at the Copenhagen Bike Show were family-friendly bicycles that allow people to carry passengers, groceries, their pet […]

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California’s Bicycle Helmet Laws

Posted on: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The state of California has a law requiring all bicyclists below the age of 18 to wear a bicycle helmet while riding. However, there is no mandatory state law that requires all adult bicyclists to wear a helmet while riding. However, some cities may have their own ordinances in place that require all bicyclists to […]

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Senior Drivers at Risk of Accidents near Intersections

Posted on: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Intersections pose a serious safety challenge for bicycles, and many accidents every year occur near California intersections. A study studies indicates that many senior drivers find it difficult to navigate safely around an intersection. Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently found that many older motorists struggle with driving safely around an intersection. […]

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