Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA
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News and information about bicycle safety issues and bike accident claims in California from Los Angeles personal injury attorney, Steven M. Sweat.  
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Commuting by bike is an L.A. is an adventure

Commuting by bike is an L.A. is an adventure | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
I pedaled to work Monday morning, which I had never done before because all things considered, I'd like to go on living a while longer.
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The City of L.A. is striving to make improvements in bicycle safety infrastructure.  Yet and still, it can be a harrowing experience trying to commute in the City of Angels on two wheels.   This is a good article from the Los Angeles Times about that very thing.



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Helmet, Handlebar-Mounted Cameras Growing In Popularity Among Cyclists - Chicagoist

Helmet, Handlebar-Mounted Cameras Growing In Popularity Among Cyclists - Chicagoist | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Helmet, Handlebar-Mounted Cameras Growing In Popularity Among Cyclists Chicagoist Thomas Pakenas of Illinois Bike Attorneys also stressed that while a mounted camera can capture motorists behaving badly they can also record cyclists who don't...
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Tweet from @thebikelaneblog

Tweet from @thebikelaneblog | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
by callme_steveo86 Bike Lane�� Safety First #Seattle #DownTown #Bicycle #BikeLane #Pike&Pine #Seattle #PixOfTheNig... http://t.co/izzvYKIHMP
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Porsche enters two wheeled market with two new bicycles

Porsche enters two wheeled market with two new bicycles | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Marketed as having a design that is typically Porsche with frames that are reminiscent of the silhouette cut by the sportscars produced in Zuffenhausen, the Porsche Bikes will launch on the global markets in three sizes (RT @bikarambacanada: Porsche...
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City of Los Angeles Announces 180-mile Network of Family-Friendly Bikeways

City of Los Angeles Announces 180-mile Network of Family-Friendly Bikeways | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Today the City of Los Angeles released two draft documents for 90 days of public comment that will prioritize safety and health in the City’s General Plan: the Mobility Element and the Plan for a H...
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Good to see our city officials here in Los Angeles placing a greater emphasis on bike safety.  It will be interesting to see where these bike paths are places within the City of L.A.


For information and assistance with any bicycle accident claim in Los Angeles or anywhere in Southern California go to:

www.victimslawyer.com/bicycle-accidents


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From bike to boardroom: how to dress for your morning commute

From bike to boardroom: how to dress for your morning commute | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
If there’s one positive to be gleaned from the Tube strikes — and Lord knows we all need one of those — it has to be the amount of well-dressed commuters. Peed off, of course, but seriously well-turned out.
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Cycling, Health and Safety | OECD READ edition

Cycling, Health and Safety | OECD READ edition | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Many jurisdictions around the world are trying to retain or increase the share of cycling in urban traffic in order to benefit from the many health an (On avg, switching from car to bicycle commuting adds up to €1343/year in health benefits
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QuizMeCycling - Daily #cycling quiz questions! Think you know a lot about bikes or cycling #trivia? Want to learn more? Tweet me your answers! [Like this? Try out @quizmebeer] | Wisr

QuizMeCycling - Daily #cycling quiz questions! Think you know a lot about bikes or cycling #trivia? Want to learn more? Tweet me your answers! [Like this? Try out @quizmebeer] | Wisr | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Wisr teaches anything from Chemistry to Algebra through Twitter/chat/SMS/email. Learn by answering questions in the communication channel where you are most comfortable.
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SRAM RED 22 & SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Safety Recall

SRAM RED 22 & SRAM SB 700 Hydraulic Bicycle Brakes Safety Recall | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
SRAM RED 22 and SRAM SB 700 hydraulic bicycle brakes recalled in Australia. Advice on affected serial number range; action to take and the fault.
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Truly Insane Bike Riders in Budapest Take Their Lives into Their Own Hands

Truly Insane Bike Riders in Budapest Take Their Lives into Their Own Hands | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
See more funny on Cheezburger.com (Truly Insane Bike Riders in Budapest Take Their Lives into Their Own Hands http://t.co/hmwZ3UCbdw)
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Bicycles At Hotels: The Latest Amenity

Bicycles At Hotels: The Latest Amenity | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Custom city bikes are quickly becoming a must-have at hotels across North America.
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NBC2 Investigators: Bicycle accidents in Southwest Florida

NBC2 Investigators: Bicycle accidents in Southwest Florida | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Three feet can be the space that saves a life. Florida law requires drivers to stay at least three feet from bike riders who share the road. Break the buffer and get ticketed. (Check out tonight's NBC-2 Investigative Report about the 3 ft.
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Coaching: Why bike handling is important for riders of all levels and how to improve yours

Coaching: Why bike handling is important for riders of all levels and how to improve yours | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
It was apparent in the 2012 Tour of Kildare Sportive event on a rainy August Sunday. The high fitness levels of so many riders weren’t matched by their skills. It could have been almost any Irish sportive event or early season race.
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Bike Lane LED Laser Rear Tail Light Cycling Bicycle Road Safety from Panacea Life at the UK Cycling

Bike Lane LED Laser Rear Tail Light Cycling Bicycle Road Safety from Panacea Life at the UK Cycling | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Get the brilliant Bike Lane LED Laser Rear Tail Light Cycling Bicycle Road Safety by Panacea Life online today. This sought after product is currently in stock - get securely on UK Cycling today.
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Could Protected Bicycle Intersection Design Coupled with Protected Bike Lanes Prevent Bicycle Accidents?

Could Protected Bicycle Intersection Design Coupled with Protected Bike Lanes Prevent Bicycle Accidents? | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
I wouldn't normally post something that was trending anyway with the bike crowd on Twitter, but this new video is so good, I can't risk any of my regular readers not seeing it too. There's nothing new about the design.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Good discussion and video on the integration of protected bike lanes with "protected intersections".   Four main elements:


1. Corner refuge island: Bring protected barrier from bike lanes far into the intersection;

2. Forward stop bar:  Bikes can yield to pedestrians and wait ahead of motor vehicles which makes bikes more visible and gives them a head start when the light turns green.

3. Set back crossings: 1 car length of space between bicyclist and cars.

4. Signals and signal phasing: controls how and when cars proceed.


For more information on urban cycling safety and accident claims in Los Angeles go to:  http://www.victimslawyer.com/bicycle-accidents/





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Smart bike pedals toward accident prevention

Smart bike pedals toward accident prevention | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Every day, about two people in the U.S. suc­cumb to fatal cycling acci­dents while more than 130 suffer harmful injuries.
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A Rear-Facing Bike Camera Reminds Drivers They're Being Recorded And Documents Passing Distance to Better Enforce CA Three Foot Buffer Rule

A Rear-Facing Bike Camera Reminds Drivers They're Being Recorded And Documents Passing Distance to Better Enforce CA Three Foot Buffer Rule | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it

Despite what the classic video game Paperboy taught us, the biggest threat to cyclists isn't dogs, RC cars, or random rolling tires, but the drivers they share the road with.

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As I blogged about last year, California passed a law that requires a three foot buffer when a motor vehicle is passing a bike. See blog here:


http://www.californiaaccidentattorneysblog.com/2013/10/06/bicycle-riders-will-get-three-foot-buffer-passing-motorists-new-california-law/


The problem becomes trying to enforce this rule or prove that the car driver was being aggressive or driving too close to the biker at the time of an accident causing bodily harm.  This is especially true given that many bicycle crashes every year happen from being clipped but, legal claims that follow often involve a "he said, she said" as to where the bicycle and the motor vehicle were in relation to each other at the time of impact.  This rear view camera is a great way to document positions of both bicycle and automobile as the auto approaches the bike to pass.  I would suggest that any biker who commutes in urban areas of California buy and install one of these as a safeguard.


For more information on bicycle accident and injury claims in California including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego go to:


www.victimslawyer.com/bicycle-accidents


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Dress for Cycling in Winter Cold Weather | Bicycling Magazine

Dress for Cycling in Winter Cold Weather | Bicycling Magazine | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
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Unscientific study: San Mateo Bike Riders vs. Oakland Bike Riders

Unscientific study: San Mateo Bike Riders vs. Oakland Bike Riders | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
For the past couple of months I have been working in San Mateo (and biking). I've noticed some key differences between bike riders in each city, in four key categories: bike accessories, attire, be...
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Kids and Bicycle Safety Tips

Kids and Bicycle Safety Tips | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Para la version en Español presiona aquí Are your kids safe when riding their bikes? I though mine were, until I talked to an expert and I realized every time my kids ride their bikes, which is almost daily, I’m was putting their lives at risk.
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Cyclist hit, killed in Thermal during Tour de Palm Springs - The Desert Sun

Cyclist hit, killed in Thermal during Tour de Palm Springs - The Desert Sun | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Cyclist hit, killed in Thermal during Tour de Palm Springs The Desert Sun Law enforcement officials in Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Cathedral City said Saturday that they had no record of past fatalities or major traffic accidents...
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The Rise of The North American Protected Bike Lane

The Rise of The North American Protected Bike Lane | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Protected bike lanes, “green lanes,” or cycle tracks, as they are sometimes called, are upsetting the transportation status quo in cities across North America. (WoW! NYC Bike lanes.Lower speeding/accidents.Defeat Chucky Schumer.
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8 of the World's Weirdest Bicycles

8 of the World's Weirdest Bicycles | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
Why settle for a fixie when you could be riding a floating bike or a pedal-powered Ferrari? (Why settle for a fixie when you could be riding a floating #bike or a pedal-powered Ferrari?
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Red Bike Bicycle Safety Tail Flashing Led Waterproof Reflector Reflect Light,BR1

Red Bike Bicycle Safety Tail Flashing Led Waterproof Reflector Reflect Light,BR1 | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
in Sporting Goods, Cycling, Bicycle Components & Parts (Red Bike Bicycle Safety Tail Flashing Led Waterproof Reflector Reflect Light,BR1: $0.90 (0 Bids) End Date:...
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Cyclists Road Safety, Bicycle Road Accidents

Cyclists Road Safety, Bicycle Road Accidents | Bicycle Safety and Accident Claims in CA | Scoop.it
RT @OCBCCycleSG: Read these Cyclists Road Safety tips to stay safe and have a pleasant ride! http://t.co/imGDk4Qujb
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