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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.

Safety stop bill could help standardize riding rules in Colorado

A new bill could standardize safety stop rules for bicyclists in Colorado, which would help make it easier for the local governments to make already prominent behaviors legal. For example, many cyclists view stop signs as yield signs, slowing but not necessarily stopping completely if they can see no oncoming traffic. This bill would help make that fully legal throughout most of the state.

What to do if you're a cyclist hit by an uninsured driver

Many people do not realize their auto insurance typically extends to any incidents that occur on a bike, too. For example, you may prefer riding your bike to work every day, and you should rest easy by acquiring a comprehensive auto insurance policy that covers any accidents on your bike. This way if you ever end up in an incident where you are hit by a vehicle on your bike, the claims process becomes much simpler. 

Cycling risks: What to know about riding risks and kids

You want your child to have fun riding a bike. It's good exercise, and you know that it's healthy for your child to get out of the house. Biking can be dangerous, though, so it's important to think about that and what you can do to mitigate the risks.

Injuries among cyclists increases thanks to popularity

The number of bicycle accidents are on the rise, but there are reasons that you should continue to mount up and ride. You may get in better shape, and you'll help reduce the number of emissions heading into the air. You reduce the number of people on the roads, helping with congestion as well.

Cyclist suffers critical injuries after collision

Cyclists have as much of a right to be on the roads as anyone else. They are on a vehicle, just like you're behind the wheel of a car. Despite this, drivers sometimes treat cyclists like they're in the way or should not be on the roads. That simply isn't true.

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