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Month: April 2016

Bicycle safety in Boston

Posted on: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Boston isn’t the best city for bicycle safety. The legendary craziness of its drivers mostly results in fender-benders when one car hits another, but for bicyclists the results can be far worse. Lanes are narrow and cars often turn without signaling or block cyclists by double-parking. In 2015, the situation drew public attention when a tractor-trailer truck killed a visiting Swiss […]

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Bicycle Laws Need to be Better Understood for Optimal Safety

Posted on: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Bicycle laws are laws that help regulate the actions of bikers and how they can use the roads that are generally used mostly for automobiles. They can also help to regulate how automobile operators interact with bikers. Although these laws are obviously important for anyone who ever rides a bike on the road, or drives a […]

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Bicycle Accidents: Dooring is Such Painful Sorrow

Posted on: Thursday, April 14th, 2016

A bicyclist is pedaling along alone in the right lane of a city street. Suddenly, he is on the ground, screaming in pain from a twisted back and broken collarbone. There are no moving vehicles other than the bicyclist. What happened? A motorist opened their door into traffic. Most bicycle accidents involve a bike and a car. […]

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The latest bicycle safety trends

Posted on: Friday, April 8th, 2016

Cycling is a great hobby and a wonderful form of transportation. If you ride on a regular basis, you get a large amount of exercise, and you are protecting the environment. While riding a bicycle is ideal for the environment and your body, it does present some unique risks. A cyclist can fall and harm […]

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When a bicycle meets a driverless car

Posted on: Friday, April 1st, 2016

What happens when a bicyclist encounters a “driverless” car? That’s probably not a big concern now, but as technology continues to evolve, the day may come when cyclists and bicycle law will have to adapt to driverless (or “self-driving”) cars. There’s not much hard data yet, but one anecdote indicates the cyclist might have the upper hand. […]

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