Category: Bike Accidents

Nighttime Biking Requires Safety Precautions

August 30, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents, Personal Injury

For some, biking is a way of life. Many individuals commute to and from work, go to parties and run errands on their two wheels. But whether the person is a steadfast biker or someone who enjoys an occasional ride during nice weather, he or she in danger of being hit by a car. Bicyclists are at a particularly high risk for injury and death in Florida.

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The Debate - Roundabouts vs Traffic Lights Continues

August 22, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Bike Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

Engineering StackExchange.com, a question and answer site for professionals and students of engineering, has many comments from those in favor of roundabouts who say that, among other things, they are safer than traffic light intersections. This claim, they say, has been scientifically proven. On the other hand, they say traffic light intersections are more space-inefficient.  

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Could Sonar Technology Prevent Bicycle Accidents?

July 5, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents, Personal Injury

The Washington Post reported on June 24, 2016 that law enforcement in Ottawa, Canada has adopted new solar technology to help prevent bicycle accidents. The city of Ottawa has a one-meter law. If a vehicle is within one meter of a bicyclist on the road, it is in violation of the law. As with the bicycle laws in the U.S., there has not been a way to enforce this law and protect bicyclists until now.  

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Bike Safety Bill May Be Losing Steam

May 10, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents

The 2016 Legislative Session is over, and while a number of bills passed both chambers, many did not -- including a bill that was seeking to change certain provisions regarding bicycle safety. Supporters of the state measure noted that its passage would boost certain pedestrian and cyclist protections.

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Two Die in Dirt Bike, Pedestrian Collision

March 31, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

It is not uncommon to see people of all ages riding bicycles, motorcycles and dirt bikes all throughout Florida. The warm, sunny weather often makes riding a bike an attractive transportation option for many individuals. Along with bike riding comes some risks, and unfortunately, two individuals recently lost their lives in a dirt bike vs. pedestrian crash.

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Traumatic Brain Injuries - Leading Cause of Death and Disability

March 30, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Bike Accidents, Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents, Truck Accidents

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for the disability of an estimated 5.3 million Americans with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 and 24. Those under the age of 5 and over the age of 75 are also at high risk, according to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).      

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