Category Archives: Bicycle Injury

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Bicycle Safety Blog Series Part 2: Types of Injuries from Bike Crashes

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This is the second entry of my three part series on Bicycle Safety including information on reducing risk, types of injuries, insurance issues, liability, and litigation. In our crowded urban environments, cyclists inevitably face significantly higher risks of crash-related deaths than would be faced by the occupant of a motor vehicle. How significant is the risk? Consider… Continue Reading

Bicycle Accidents with Vehicles and Pedetrians

Posted in Bicycle Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents

I learned recently that bicycling has increased by 60% over the past 15 years. Once considered an activity associated mainly with exercise or with leisurely rides on summer vacations, biking has become a commonplace mode of primary transportation for many people in cities and suburbs across the country. With this increase in usage, there has… Continue Reading

Innovations to Improve Cyclist Safety

Posted in Bicycle Injury

Bicyclists in urban areas are often forced to interact with motorists in close proximity, which creates safety conflicts and leads to thousands of injuries every year. For cyclists who ride cautiously and in compliance with the law, the cause of these accidents is generally due to the motorists’ lack of attention to cyclists and other… Continue Reading

How Frequently Should You Change Your Bicycle Tires?

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Bicycle tires should be changed when the tire wears out or otherwise becomes damaged, such that its integrity is compromised. Due to variations in environmental conditions, rubber compounds, individual weight/riding style and other such matters, it is impossible to give a very precise answer to this question. However, if you can answer “yes” to any… Continue Reading

How Frequently Should Your Bike Helmet Be Replaced?

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Bicyclists are always encouraged to purchase and wear bicycle helmets, but once you buy one, that’s not the end of the story.  Most helmet manufacturers and industry groups recommend replacing one’s bicycle helmet every 3-5 years, provided the helmet has not been subjected to a crash. However, if a helmet has served its role and… Continue Reading