According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), whenever you are not in your vehicle, you are considered a pedestrian. In the United States, pedestrian deaths increased in 2013, when the most recent data was collected, with a total of 4,735 deaths.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary data last week that showed a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. It has been estimated that 35,200 people died, which a significant increase from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
One of the great parts about living in Southern California is the ability to take advantage of the warm weather we have year round. For many, that means riding their bicycle for exercise and for pleasure. However, when you do ride your bike, safety needs to be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are very common and can be deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 726 bicyclists were killed and 49,000 were seriously injured in 2012 in the US.
While you can’t control what drivers will do, it’s important to do everything you can to keep yourself safe while you are riding your bike. Following these tips will help you avoid getting into an accident.
Bicycle riding is a popular sport in Southern California for a variety of reasons. It is great exercise and the mild year-round temperatures make it an ideal environment for outdoor activities.
Although bicycle riding is a common mode of transportation, it can also pose its dangers. More than 100 people are killed in a bicycle accident each year in the state of California. [Read more…]
People ride bicycles for a variety of reasons. Not only do bicycles serve as reliable modes of transportation, but they also provide enjoyment, leisure, and exercise for many, especially to those who reside in Southern California. [Read more…]
Now that we have sprung forward, spring seems to be all around us. With an extra hour of sunlight, along with warmer weather greeting us each day, many of us find ourselves spending more time outside or inside conducting some routine spring cleaning.
These safety tips and tricks will allow for the benefits of spring to be enjoyed all season long. [Read more…]
The desire for more efficient, environmentally-friendly transportation, combined with the siren call of the open road means that we are seeing more motorcycles and bicycles on the road than ever. On average, there are more than 40 million bicyclists on the road in the United States, and even more motorcycles, making up 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States according to the National Traffic Safety Administration. [Read more…]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments for bicycle injuries each year. In addition, a pedestrian injury occurs approximately every eight minutes in the United States. While an auto accident lawyer or injury lawyer can help you get compensation after a pedestrian or cyclist injury, there are several ways that you can avoid these injuries in the first place. [Read more…]
As spring spreads across the nation, bikers are popping up as regularly as the lilacs, magnolias and daffodils. Biking among adults has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in America, according to various transportation studies. And why not? Biking is great exercise, easy on the environment and perfect for sightseeing. But any time you mix bikes with motor vehicles, accidents can happen. Before you saddle up for your next ride, you should know the latest on bike safety.