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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, […]

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 […]

Can A Bicyclist Be Liable for a Bike Accident in Arizona?

Cycling is very popular in Arizona, and for good reason: temperate winter weather and a thriving outdoor culture make for often-ideal circumstances for bike riding. With more and more bikes on the road, bike accidents are becoming more common. Each year, there are a number of bicycle-related fatalities, in addition to numerous injuries. Can cyclists […]

Distracted Drivers Hit Cyclists: Common Circumstances That Result in Bicycle Accidents

Children have always ridden bikes for fun, exercise and independent transportation. Adults are increasingly riding for the same reasons, as well as to protect the environment. Unfortunately, the same things that makes bicycles attractive – the fact that they are lightweight and portable – also makes them no match for a fast-moving, much heavier car or […]

Your Rights on a Bike

A bicycle is a vehicle, just like a car or truck. Arizona law establishes that, with certain specific exceptions, all traffic laws apply to you as a bicyclist, and you have responsibilities to other vehicles on the road and to pedestrians. However, many people do not realize that you also have rights. Because your vehicle […]

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