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Bill Would Mandate Bicycle Helmets

Posted on: Sunday, February 1st, 2015

A new bill that has been introduced by a California state senator would make it illegal to ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet in California. The bill would require that all adult bicycle riders in California wear helmets. Any violations would result in citations and fines of up to $25. Bill 192 is currently […]

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Gary Brustin Featured on NPR’s AIRTALK Radio Show

Posted on: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Attorney Gary Brustin was recently featured as a guest on AIRTALK, the nationally syndicated radio program hosted by Larry Mantle on National Public Radio (NPR).  The program asked the question “Why does California lead the nation in bike deaths.” Read More & Download Broadcast

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Bicycling Program to Create More Confident Bicyclists

Posted on: Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Most bicycle training out there targets bicyclists who may need help getting back to riding on two wheels, or those for whom their last bicycling experience was back in school. However, one program offered by the American Bicycling Education Association aims at helping bicyclists become more confident bicyclists, and empowering them to share the roads […]

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How Technology Can Keep Bicyclists Safer

Posted on: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The reality is sobering. Even as the number of people killed in car accidents across the past decade has dropped and even as traffic accident fatalities dropped in 2013, the number of people killed in bicycle accidents continues to rise. Clearly, there’s more that we could be doing to keep more bicyclists safe. Fortunately, many […]

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Brain Injury Laws Have Resulted in More Children Receiving Treatment

Posted on: Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

As concerns over head injuries impacting student athletes skyrocketed, a number of states passed laws that required treatment for persons who suffered a concussion. Since those laws were passed, there has been a significant increase in the number of students being treated for concussion and other related injuries. That information comes from a study that […]

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Number of Bicycle Fatalities on the Rise

Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Disturbing new statistics indicate that the number of people killed in bicycle accidents in the United States is on the rise across the country, especially in the larger cities. That increase comes after several years of declining fatalities in accidents. Between 1975 and 2010, the number of bicycle fatalities across the country actually dropped. However, […]

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Smart Bicycle Detects Obstacles in Path

Posted on: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The bicycling culture in the Netherlands is one that deserves emulating around the world. In that country, researchers have developed a bicycle that is technologically equipped to detect obstacles in the environment. It therefore reduces the risk of accidents. The smart bicycle was recently introduced in the Netherlands, and comes with a number of safety […]

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Handheld Cell Phone Bans Don’t Necessarily Lead to Drop in Accidents

Posted on: Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Distracted driving accidents involving people who are using their cell phones while driving, are a major factor in bicycle accidents in California. California currently has bans on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving, and texting while driving. However, California bicycle accident lawyers have noticed that those bans haven’t necessarily led to a drop […]

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Rising Bicycle Accident Fatalities Are a Cause of Concern

Posted on: Monday, October 20th, 2014

Bicyclists in California enjoy some of the most pleasant riding weather anywhere in the country. Unfortunately, they ride in conditions that are very often hostile to their safety. In this state, bicycle safety has never been a priority issue, and the results are clear to see in statistics released recently by the Governors Highway Safety […]

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Why Bicycle Share Programs Increase Safety

Posted on: Friday, October 17th, 2014

A number of cities around the in the country, including some in California now have bike share programs in place. These programs generate more interest in bicycling, and also appeal to bicycle enthusiasts. Statistics from around the country indicate that persons who use these bike share programs are much less likely to be involved in […]

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