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.

5 Essential Bike Safety Rules for Kids

There are few things we associate more with a happy childhood than riding a bike. Teaching bicycle safety to your kids is a great way to help them develop good habits early in life. Here are five essential bike safety rules for kids to make sure these childhood rides stay safe: Bicycle Safety Rule #1: Make Sure the Helmet Fits Helmets are the single best way to prevent a minor accident from becoming a major injury. You and your child should always ride with a helmet. Make sure that the helmet fits. Also, ensure that the helmet fastens properly.  You don’t want the helmet coming loose while your child is riding. A snug fit is your best bet. Help your kid build this habit and you are halfway there. Bicycle Safety Rule #2: Stay on the Sidewalk As an adult, you probably want to avoid sidewalks and stick to bike…
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6 Tips for Beginner Bike Riders

Are you thinking of jumping into cycling? Whether for your commute, exercise or simply for fun, cycling is an incredibly versatile activity. There is no better place on Earth for it than sunny San Diego. Here are some tips for beginner bike riders to help you get the most out of your ride. Tip #1: Choosing the Right Bicycle There are different types of bikes depending on your activity. Once you choose a bicycle type, there are other things to consider. Your bike should fit your frame. When straddling the bike, you should have about one to two inches of clearance between your body and the top tube. Your handlebars should be one inch lower than the seat top. Make sure the seat is anatomically designed and comfortable enough for long-term use. For example, many racing bikes have hard, narrow seats that can be uncomfortable. Tip #2: Bicycle and Helmet…
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San Diego County Receives $75K Grant from OTS for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded San Diego County $75,000 to fund their bicycle and pedestrian safety program through 2019.   Administered by San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency, the goal of the program is to reduce the number of cycling and pedestrian injuries and fatalities through safety education for children and adults. Special attention is made to promote distraction-free cycling and helmet compliance. Though bicycle fatalities decreased more than eight percent nationwide between 2016 and 2017, bicycle safety continues to be a top priority for cities like San Diego where cycling is prevalent and there is always a risk for an accident. Bicycle accidents can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. However, following safety precautions could decrease your accident risk. It’s not too late to learn, use and teach bicycle safety in your life. For children, the program administers fun but educational activities like bicycle…
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