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Posts tagged "Bicycle Accidents"

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.

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. 

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