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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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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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