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More bicyclists are dying on our roadways than ever

One might expect that with improvements in road safety across the nation and improved bike helmet use bicyclist deaths would have decreased compared to 12 years ago. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the roadways are killing more cyclists in the present than they were in the past.

How to defend against ”dooring accidents” as a bicyclist

Dooring accidents happen when a passenger or driver in a parked automobile opens his or her door without looking to see if the way is clear. If a bicyclist happens to be passing at an inopportune moment, opening a door like this could result in catastrophic and fatal injuries. Regardless of whether the door simply clips the cyclist or causes the cyclist to ride directly into it, you can imagine how terrible an incident like this can be.

Could this dangerous intersection be a risk for crashes?

Some places on the road are more likely than others to see an accident. Smart drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists know to avoid these areas or keep watch for hazards when passing through them. As the number of cyclists in Colorado increase, awareness of these trouble spots will only increase in importance.

A look at statistics regarding fatal bicycle accidents

Bicycles have long been a popular mode of transportation in cities throughout Colorado. They have also been popular for daily exercise routines for people of all ages and skill levels. Most people ride their bicycle wearing a helmet in order to protect themselves if involved in an accident. Today, we will take a look at the statistics regarding bike helmet use and fatal accidents.

The Colorado bicycle and pedestrian program

Two of the best ways to enjoy all that beautiful Colorado has to offer is through biking or walking. These are also hobbies that can help you get into shape or stay fit. Both of these modes of transportation are dangerous, though, as it can be difficult for motorists to see you. That's why the Colorado Bicycle and Pedestrian Program was created.

Exploring the age when kids can bike alone

One of the best times in life is when a parent gets to spend time teaching their children how to ride a bicycle. You go from teaching them how to peddle on a tricycle to finally taking off the training wheels and teaching them how to balance properly on their own. Once your child learns how to ride, you likely begin to wonder when it's ok to let them ride on their own. Let's explore that topic today.

What can drivers do to make the roads safer for cyclists?

As you may know, the number of cyclists killed each year spikes in the summer months. During the summer, more people are using their bicycles; children are off from school and, since it's light out for longer, more people use bicycles for exercise.

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