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Animal Collisions: Beware of Fauna and Fowl When You Are On Your Bike

Posted on: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

A quick Google search of bicycle-animal encounters suggests that more than 10% of all cyclist accidents are caused by collisions with animals or other objects. In a more extreme example, a cyclist in a Chicago suburb was recently hospitalizedafter colliding with a goose. In that case, the hospitalized cyclist was riding with a group when a goose took flight out […]

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Lights Also Important in Daytime to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Friday, February 5th, 2016

As a cyclist, it’s easy to overlook the significance of being highly visible in daylight. However, that’s when most fatal bicycle accidents occur, according to the National Traffic Highway Administration, so daytime bicycle lights are an important safety feature. In fact, one group, Cycling PEI of Prince Edward Island, is pushing to make daytime running lights for cyclists mandatory, according […]

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3 Tips to Avoid Bicycle Accidents

Posted on: Thursday, January 28th, 2016

If you use a bicycle as your primary mode of transportation or like biking as a fun hobby or a great form of exercise, one thing that you might worry about is bicycle accidents. As you probably already know, a bicycle accident can lead to serious injury — or even death. Luckily, following a few simple […]

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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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