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San Diego injury attorney Joshua Bonnici applauds participants in the San Diego Bicycle Club’s 25th annual Toy Ride on Saturday. The slow-paced ride is lead by Santa Claus, and riders brought unwrapped presents for the Salvation Army to provide for needy families in San Diego. Participants of all ages departed from the UC campus in La Jolla and rode for 50 miles. Dudek rode for his third straight year on a tandem bicycle with his partner from the Blind Stokers Club, which pairs blind cyclists with another rider on tandems. Participants of all ages departed from the UC campus in La Jolla and rode for 50 miles. Prizes were awarded for the best-decorated riders. “This is a wonderful event that brings Christmas joy to many people every year,” said Dudek. “In addition to the children who receive toys, many motorists and pedestrians cheer the sight of Santa and hundreds of…
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This is a great educational video for young cyclists from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Before getting on their first bike, children must understand the importance following bicycle safety laws. Keep some of these statistics in mind when teaching your children about bicycle safety: Approximately 51,000 cyclists were injured in collisions with a motor vehicle in 2009. Nearly 8,000, or 17 percent, of the injured cyclists were age 14 years or younger. There were 630 fatal bicycle accidents in 2009, accounting for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities. Seventy percent of all cycling fatalities in 2009 occurred in urban areas. Seventy-two percent of these fatalities occurred between the hours of 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. Keep in mind that these statistics are meant to highlight the most common and dangerous types of accidents. Always supervise your children when they ride, until they are old enough to safely ride alone…
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As the summer continues to roll along, cyclists have certainly been enjoying the longer sunlight hours and ideal riding conditions across the country. If you regularly ride, especially in urban areas, chances are you may have a near-miss moment, if not an actual bicycle accident. Here is a list of helpful do’s and don’ts for all cyclists to keep in mind for the rest of summer. DO: Use lights. In addition to reflectors, make sure your bike is equipped with a light on the front and the rear. It not only helps you see the road at nights, but you will be much more visible to motorists. Follow traffic laws. Cyclists must obey the same traffic laws as motor vehicles; this includes signaling, stopping at red lights and stop signs and yielding to traffic when it is necessary. Regularly maintain your bike. Check the brakes, wheels, axles etc. every week….
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