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The Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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A bicycle accident involving a car will usually be caused by a driver’s lack of attention or even the decisive failure to yield the right of way to the bicyclist. The scenarios illustrated below describe some of the most common causes behind bicycle accidents. If you have been injured as a result of an [ read more ]

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San Diego Lawsuits Blame Street Conditions for Bicycle Accidents

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For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. The warmer weather brings more people outside, meaning there are more pedestrians and bicyclists on the roadways. Now that we are heading full speed into summer, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings when you are biking on San Diego streets. Many [ read more ]

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Helmetless Bikes On San Diego Streets – Will More Bike Accidents Result?

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San Diego has had a sudden massive influx of “dockless” bikes and scooters dropped on its streets and sidewalks. From the Gaslamp Quarter to Hillcrest and La Jolla, bikes from different companies (LimeBike, Mobike, and Ofo) can be found for rent on almost every corner. Interestingly, the companies that have left the bikes have not [ read more ]

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Avoiding Bicycle Accidents: Rules of the Road

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As discussed last week, California roads are becoming more and more crowded as bicycles and cars share the same roadways.  In order to share the road safely, both cyclists and motor-vehicle drivers must follow certain laws. (See Bicycle Safety Post)  The crowded road conditions have inevitably led to more car accidents and injured cyclists. [ read more ]

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Bicycle Safety: What are the Responsibilities of Bicyclists?

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California roads are becoming more crowded as bicycles and cars increasingly share the same roadway. Locally, San Diego added over 39 miles of “buffered bike lanes” to city streets in 2013. According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), buffered bike lanes are “conventional bicycle lanes paired with a designated buffer space [ read more ]

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New Law Enacted to Prevent San Diego Bicycle Accidents

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On Tuesday, September 16, a new law will take effect that will provide Southern California bicyclists with added safety on the roadways.   The new law will require drivers to allow for at least 3 feet clearance when passing a bicyclist on the roadway.  The new legislation is designed to help prevent Southern California and San Diego [ read more ]

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Wrong Way Intoxicated Driver Causes Eight Cyclist Injury on Fiesta Island

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Gross Negligence and Suspected Intoxication of Driver Lead to Injury of Multiple Cyclists on Fiesta Island.  On August 12, 2014 at around 6:30 pm a group of cyclists training at Fiesta Island in San Diego were injured after a woman drove in to a group of cyclists. Tragically the driver, who is suspected of being influence [ read more ]

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