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Category: Safety

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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A.B. 122 – Bicycle Safety Stop Bill

Posted on August 16, 2021 in Bicycle News,Blog,Laws,Safety

By Michael Stephenson A.B. 122 – a bill which has passed the California assembly and may soon be voted on in the California Senate – would legalize the so-called California roll or California stop. The Senate Committee on Transportation Digest on the bill reads: “This bill  permits a person riding  a bicycle approaching a stop sign…

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California Wildfire Smoke and Bicycle Safety

Posted on August 24, 2020 in Safety

We want to first say to anyone in the path of a wildfire or to anyone who’s already lost something or someone in the wildfire, you are in our thoughts.  Stay safe. For bicyclists in the Bay Area it can be a bleak view looking out over the skylines (if you can still see that…

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How to Social Distance While Cycling in a Group

Posted on June 3, 2020 in Blog,Safety

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in parts of California and the Bay Area, cyclists are eager to get back out on the roads. While cycling was allowed on some levels during the lockdown, many cyclists put away the bike promising to return once the virus threat was reduced. Here’s some tips on how to social…

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