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Category: Safety

How to Choose a Helmet That’s Right For You

Posted on April 16, 2022 in Blog,Safety

Whether it’s a leisurely Sunday ride to the neighborhood park or a hectic commute to work during the week, the one accessory every cyclist needs is a good helmet. Choosing one that’s right for you might seem slightly overwhelming because there are so many options to consider. In the end, you’ll be glad you did….

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E-Bike Safety: Crashes and Injuries on the Rise

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Blog,Safety

E-bikes — pedal-assisted electric bikes — are becoming increasingly popular in urban settings for their ability to help cyclists go farther and faster. That also means that emergency rooms and doctors are seeing more injuries due to the safety risks the electric bikes pose. “We know that e-bikes can go faster than traditional pedal cycles,”…

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Is It Legal to Wear Headphones When Riding Your Bicycle?

Posted on December 2, 2021 in Blog,Laws,Safety

When you head out for a jog it is common to throw on a pair of ear buds or headphones and hook them up to a mobile device to listen to music, phone calls, or other things. Some companies, such as Apple, even have devices and cases designed to use when participating in sports. Nike…

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12 Practical Tips for Biking in the Rainy Season

Posted on November 23, 2021 in Blog,Safety

Given the choice, most cyclists would prefer to ride on a sunny day. But rainy days are a reality and in climates like the Bay Area, rainy days come often in the rainy season from November through February. Rather than miss out on months of riding your bike just because of rainy weather, you can…

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Bicycle Crashes Without Helmets: Recent Studies

Posted on September 10, 2021 in Blog,Safety

We have written in the past about why so many cyclists decide not to wear helmets, and why we recommend that everyone wear a helmet. Even though studies over the years have shown over and over that helmets reduce the severity of injury in a bicycle collision, a majority of cyclists choose to not consistently wear…

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Top 3 Common Car vs. Bicycle Crashes

Posted on September 1, 2021 in Bicycle Accidents,Blog,Safety

At Bay Area Bicycle Law, we use the word “crash” or “collision” rather than “accident” when speaking about our client’s cases. The word “accident” implies that no one is at fault – and for the clients we represent, this isn’t the case. These bicyclists’ lives were turned upside down because of the carelessness – or…

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