Category Archives: Bike Safety

San Diego bicycle safety best practices and California bike law information for help understanding the rules of the road for bikes.

Is My Bike Equipment Under Recall?

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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Four Safety Tips for Cycling at Night

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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How New Helmet Testing System is Keeping You Safe

Wearing a bike helmet is one of the most important safety rules of cycling. It can mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cycling accident. All bike helmets in the US must pass a series of safety tests. However, these test often don’t take into account the different angles you might hit your head upon impact or varying speeds at which the accident could occur. A new safety rating system was developed by Virginia Tech and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to ensure that cyclists are aware of how well helmets on the market are protecting them from injury. The study concluded that, though no helmets failed the new testing, some helmets provide more protection against injury than others. How The New System Differs From The Old IIHS, along with Helmet Lab, tested 30 popular adult bike helmets to standards that simulate more real-world…
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