Category Archives: Bike Accidents

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Five Bicycle Safety Tips for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month. Each year, the League of American Bicyclists uses National Bike Month to promote cycling as a healthy and inexpensive mode of transportation. The message is catching on. Cycling has exploded in popularity across the country. While cycling is cheaper and healthier than using a motor vehicle, it can also be dangerous because cyclists have no protection from collisions. You can adopt the following safety tips to reduce the chances of a bicycle accident or injury if you are going to participate in National Bike Month. Always wear a helmet. You should always wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Helmets will not always prevent a concussion during an accident, but they will reduce the chances of suffering a more severe brain injury. North Carolina law requires cyclists or bicycle passengers under 16 years old to wear approved helmets. Increase your visibility. You can reduce the…
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Bike to Work Day: Would You Wake Up at 4 AM and Ride 40 Miles to Work Every Day?

If this man can wake up at 4:15 am and ride 40 miles to work every day, I guess hardly any of us have an excuse for skipping out on Bike to Work Day this year. Well, except Coconut and Otis. They are not allowed to ride their bikes anymore, because the last time we let them bike to work, they called in sick, rode out to the lake and sunbathed all day.

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Will a New Taillight Law Help Improve Cyclist Safety in North Carolina?

In the past few weeks, we have blogged about the tragic death of a cyclist after a collision with a Chevy pickup truck and a hit-and-run cycling accident that left bicyclist with catastrophic injuries. It’s clear that changes need to made to improve cyclist safety on the roads in our state, and a new law may be the first step to making that a reality. On December 1, bicyclists riding their bikes at night will be required to either have a taillight on their bicycle or wear reflective clothes. Under current law, when riding at night, cyclists are only required to use a white headlight. How Could the New Taillight Law Improve Safety for Cyclists? With it getting dark earlier now, motorists find it more difficult to see cyclists at night, highlighting the issue that the new law is seeking to address. Adding a taillight to bicycles and/or reflective clothing…
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