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Six Important Bicycle Safety Tips for Children

Warm San Diego weather will lead to an increase in the number of cyclists on the road this summer. During this time of year, more people take up cycling as a recreational activity. Some of those people are children who are enjoying their summer time off from school. If your child is going to enjoy cycling this summer, then the following tips from Safe Kids Worldwide may help improve his or her safety. Pick the right helmet size. Your child should always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, you should ensure that the helmet is the right size and compliant with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s standards. A helmet should not rock forward or side-to-side. You can read more about selecting the right helmet size on our website. Choose the right bicycle size. You should bring your child along if you are shopping for…
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What Are Vulnerable Road Users?

We recently published a blog discussing how fatal accidents increased for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the most recent statistics on these traffic accidents. All three groups are known as “vulnerable road users” or “vulnerable users”. This is a catch-all term to describe people who are not using motor vehicles. Other examples of vulnerable users include people on skateboards, mopeds, farm vehicles or in wheelchairs. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users have little to no protection when they are involved in accidents. Some states have laws that help protect vulnerable users from harm. California does have some laws that take vulnerable users into account, but there is always room for improvement. The League of American Bicyclists has three recommendations states can use while crafting vulnerable user laws. These recommendations include: Creating a “vulnerable user law”. This law would…
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Are San Diego Cyclists Being Assaulted?

We have written about road rage on our blog before. Many of us who are used to cycling in San Diego have probably been honked at, yelled at, flipped off or cussed at by motorists who were unwilling to share the road. Unfortunately, there are also cases where cyclists are assaulted or pushed off the road by angry motorists. Assaults or attempted assaults on cyclists are not uncommon in California. Some cyclists have even recorded their encounters by using wearable cameras. Last year, a video of an East Bay Area cyclist being struck by a tennis ball was shared online. In other cases, cyclists have been run off the road  or screamed at by angry motorists. Cyclists who are assaulted can suffer serious injuries, or worse, they may be killed. What Cyclists Can Do After an Assault First, it would be wise to buy a wearable camera if you are…
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