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In the last decade, San Diego has seen a rise in bicycle injuries and accidents. It’s no surprise that as bike traffic surges, incidents increase. A city data report revealed there were 130 cycling accidents that resulted in injuries from Jan. 1 to May 1, 2018, in comparison to 102 accidents during the same period in 2017. Cyclists reflect the need for a streamlined transportation system in bike-friendly Southern California. Both urban and recreational bicyclists are a valuable asset, and their safety is a priority in the state’s blueprint for the future. You can reduce the chance of being involved in a bicycle accident by following municipal and state cycling laws. If an accident does occur, you should consider doing the following: Get medical attention IMMEDIATELY. Keep all bills, records and names of the doctors and medical attendants. If there were witnesses, get names, phone numbers and other contact information….
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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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The summer is heating up! It’s not only important for cyclist to be safe around motorists and pedestrians but also during the hot summer months. Protecting yourself from extreme heat during the summer can improve your safety and prevent heat-related illnesses. Here’s some tips for biking safety during the hot summer months: Look the part. Wearing technical cycling clothing may save you from a heatstroke. The fabrics in these garments help you to stay cool and sweat-free. Hydrate! Drinking water before, during, and after your ride will prevent heat exhaustion. Don’t drink too much water! Make sure to drink small amounts of water periodically throughout your ride to ensure you’re hydrated. Heat acclimation. Practice riding during cooler times of the days. Gradually build up your intensity and volume. Then practice riding during hotter times of the day. This gradual build will help your body acclimate to the hot summer days….
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