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Category: Safety

What to do when you get in a bike accident

Posted on December 15, 2015 in About the process,Blog,Law,Safety

  Getting into a bicycle accident is often a scary and disorienting experience, and most people don’t know what they are supposed to do when it happens to them. There’s so much happening in one quick moment; most accidents come as a surprise, you might not yet be feeling any injuries or how severe they…

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5 Bike Safety Statistics Every CA Biker Should Know

Posted on November 23, 2015 in Blog,Safety

The Golden State offers spectacular trails and byways for bicyclists, but sobering statistics suggest that riders and motorists alike need to exercise more caution, and road safety engineers might also need to get involved to ensure the welfare of California’s large and burgeoning bike community. Bike Safety Tips and Statistics To put the state’s critical…

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Why Bay Area Biking Safety Is Increasingly Important

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Blog,Laws,Safety

As a Bay Area biking fanatic, you devote countless hours to exploring parks and highways, building and maintaining your bike and getting well-deserved fresh air and cardio. Bike safety advocates, meanwhile, are excited about multiple new developments, such as: The advent of Google’s self-driving cars, which theoretically will make the roads safer for pedestrians and…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21453 (Steady Red Light)

Posted on January 13, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code requires a cyclist facing a steady red light to come to a complete stop at a marked limit line, or if none is present, before entering the crosswalk on the nearest side of the intersection (CVC 21453).  If there is neither a marked limit line nor a crosswalk, a cyclist must stop before entering…

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Bicycle Law of the Day: CVC 21208 Permitted Movement from Bicycle Lane

Posted on January 2, 2015 in Law,Safety

The California Vehicle Code allows bicycles to leave the bicycle lane in several circumstances, including, but not limited to (1) when overtaking and passing another bicycle, vehicle, or pedestrian, (2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway, and (3) to avoid debris or other hazardous conditions. (CVC 21208). However, a cyclist leaving the…

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