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.

Helpful Tips to Reduce the Risks of Cycling Accidents

Cycling is a great way to travel and also get some exercise. While cyclists are legally allowed to use the road, often, other drivers aren’t as keen to share the road as they should. This, in turn, can make road conditions unsafe for cyclists. While we can’t quite control how people behave on the road, there are a few tips and tricks that can help keep you safe. In our latest blog, we share some helpful tips to reduce the risks of cycling accidents. We cover bike safety basics, proper riding practices, and road awareness tips. Bike Safety Gears There are many gears available on the market to help keep you safe. While decking yourself in all the safety equipment can be beneficial, the reality is that not everyone can acquire them all, or at least not all at once. The most essential gear, however, is a high-quality helmet. So…
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What To Do After a Bike Accident? 

Biking happens every day. While we hope it never happens to us or someone we care about, the reality is that it happens more often than not. Whether you’re a casual cyclist or someone who rides religiously, it’s essential to know what to happen in the unfortunate event you find yourself in the middle of an accident. This article shares the five steps to take after a bike accident. Ask for Help Immediately While we hope it never happens to you or someone you know, it’s essential to know what to do to ensure you get the compensation you need to recover fully. The first thing you want to do after getting hit by a car is ask for help. Call out to bystanders for assistance and contact 911. If an accident happens on a relatively busy street, it is essential to get to a clear space. You’ll likely need…
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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, you should be cautious. Keep in mind the following safety tips for cycling at night: Map safe routes. When riding at night, plan out safe biking routes beforehand. To determine the safest routes, ride them in the daytime first. This can help ensure that 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. Buy 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 is important that your bike lights have a long-lasting battery and strong light source to illuminate the road…
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