There is no doubt that an accident between a vehicle and a bicyclist is devastating for the cyclist. After all, there is nothing to protect the rider from the impact of the collision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While many people focus on the risks that motorcyclists face each summer, bicyclists face challenges, too. Similarly to those on their motorized counterparts, cyclists face trouble from drivers who pull out in front of them and who don't see them coming.
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.
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.
Bike crashes can happen at almost any time, especially when cyclists ride near the roads. Drivers aren't always prepared to see a cyclist, and a crash between a car and cyclist nearly always ends badly.
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.