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When to Take the Traffic Lane

Posted on June 7, 2011 in Safety

This is another question I am often asked. If there is no shoulder or bicycle lane and the traffic lane is narrow, ride closer to the center of the lane. This will prevent motorists from passing you when there is not enough room. You should also use the traffic lane when you are traveling at…

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“How Far to the Right?”

Posted on June 7, 2011 in Safety

This is by far the question I am most frequently asked when giving presentations to cyclists. Ride on the right, but not so far that you might hit the curb. You could lose your balance and fall into traffic. Do not ride too far to the right: – When avoiding parked vehicles or road hazards….

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Four Ways to Stay Safe: #4 Ride With Traffic

Posted on June 7, 2011 in Safety

Ride With Traffic Ride in the same direction as the traffic. This will make you more visible to drivers entering roads or changing lanes because they will know where to look for possible conflicts. On a one-way street, you may ride on the left as long as you are riding with traffic.

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Four Ways to Stay Safe: #3 Be Visible and Alert

Posted on June 7, 2011 in Safety

Be Visible and Alert Even if you obey all traffic laws, there is always a risk of being hit by a motorist who is not obeying the laws, or who simply does not see you. Ride carefully—Vehicles waiting at stop signs, in driveways, or parking spaces may suddenly pull out in front of you. Watch…

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DUI Charges for Irvine Man

Posted on June 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Murder and DUI charges were filed on Wednesday against an Irvine man accused of causing a crash that killed a 14-year-old girl and seriously injured another teen over Memorial Day weekend. Austin Jeffrey Farley, 26, pleaded not guilty to one count each of second-degree murder and felony driving under the influence causing injury. He also faces…

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Safety Tip: Hazards

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Safety

Keep your eyes on the road ahead. Avoid running over potholes, gravel, broken glass, drainage grates, puddles you can’t see through, or other unsafe road conditions. Look over your shoulder to avoid swerving suddenly into traffic. When possible, signal before changing lanes.

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CPSC Recall: Electra Bicycle Company Recalls Bicycles with Front Trays; Trays Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard to Riders

Posted on March 11, 2011 in Recall Alert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: 2009 Model Electra…

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