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In the last decade, San Diego has seen a rise in bicycle injuries and accidents. It’s no surprise that as bike traffic surges, incidents increase. A city data report revealed there were 130 cycling accidents that resulted in injuries from Jan. 1 to May 1, 2018, in comparison to 102 accidents during the same period in 2017. Cyclists reflect the need for a streamlined transportation system in bike-friendly Southern California. Both urban and recreational bicyclists are a valuable asset, and their safety is a priority in the state’s blueprint for the future. You can reduce the chance of being involved in a bicycle accident by following municipal and state cycling laws. If an accident does occur, you should consider doing the following: Get medical attention IMMEDIATELY. Keep all bills, records and names of the doctors and medical attendants. If there were witnesses, get names, phone numbers and other contact information….
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As a cyclist in San Diego, a city known for its bicycle-friendliness, it is important to stay updated on any current bike equipment under recall. This ensures that you do not fall victim to unnecessary accidents or injuries as the result of a recalled product. San Diego personal injury attorney and passionate cyclist Frederick Dudek has compiled a list of the dangers of defective products and ways for you to stay on top of recent product recalls. The Dangers of Bike Equipment Under Recall It can be difficult to know how to determine what bicycle equipment is currently under recall. Bicycle equipment that could be recalled includes: Helmets. If your helmet is not functioning properly or has recently failed an impact test, it may not be able to effectively protect you in the event of a crash. Frames. Depending on the material of the frame, a small defect could compromise…
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If you are leaving work in the evening, participating in an evening group cycling event or just enjoy cycling later in the day, it’s best to be cautious. When biking in the evening, keep in mind the following safety tips: Map safe routes beforehand. When riding at night, it’s best to plan out safe biking routes beforehand. To determine the safest routes, cycle in the daytime to ensure there are no possible hazards such as potholes, fallen tree branches or road work debris. Make sure to ride in designated bike lanes or well-lit streets when cycling in the evening. Bike lights. Purchase front and rear bike lights for biking at night. The rear light should be red and have a blinking function. The blinking helps to catch the eye of oncoming motorists. It’s important that your bike lights have a long-lasting battery and strong light source to illuminate the road…
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