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Impairment and Speed Don’t Have to Be Factors in Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, you have the same rights to the roads as motor vehicles. But riding in areas that don’t have bike lanes can be intimidating, especially considering the serious nature of bicycle accidents. These accidents result in severe injuries or deaths far too often. In Sun City West, for example, a 77-year-old man was […]

Tips For Drivers: Dealing With Bicyclists

As gas prices climb higher in Tucson and other cities across the nation, the number of bicyclists hitting the roads has skyrocketed. Bicyclists are sometimes seen as a nuisance to pedestrians and car drivers alike, but it’s important that those who share the road with bicycles understand the ways for keeping themselves and the cyclists […]

Five Common Bicycle-Car Collisions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 500,000 people in the United States are injured in bicycle accidents each year, and more than 700 people die each year due to cycling-related injuries. The majority of these injuries are caused in bicycle-car accidents. The most common bicycle-car collisions include door collisions, […]

Cycling Is Top Sport For Head Injuries

If you’ve ever witnessed a boxing match or a football game, it’s hard to understand how riding a simple bicycle could be the leading sport for traumatic head injuries.  However, according to a recent article in the New York Times, it’s true. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, cycling accidents played a role […]

Are Separate Tracks Safer for Bicyclists?

Bicyclists and Arizona go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s in the air we breathe. Bicycling is good for the environment, eases congestion, promotes physical fitness, and is a great way to get around town. However, bicycle accidents are frequent. According to a recent study, two-way bicycle tracks or paths physically separated from traffic […]

Doping on a Bike Not Limited to Lance Armstrong

Don’t drink and drive. We’ve all heard and that slogan and most people abide by it. However, it always seems like we can do less harm on a bicycle. Why not stop in and have a few beers at the pub during our leisurely Saturday bike ride? No harm, no foul, right? Wrong. The Arizona […]

More Bicyclists on the Roads Lead to More Fatalities

According to the latest traffic accident data analyzed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there has been a dramatic increase in the number of bicycle fatalities across the United States. The NHTSA analyzed traffic accident data for 2011 and concluded that while the overall number of traffic fatalities in the United States decreased […]

Bike Riders Must Protect Themselves from Road Rage

Road rage, unfortunately, is becoming increasingly more common. If you are a bicycle rider, you may think it will never happen to you. Think again. You don’t have to be riding in a car to be a victim of road rage. Bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to an attack of road rage. An enclosed steel cage […]

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