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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.  

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.  

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.

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.

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).      

Hit-and-Run Accidents Still A Concern

March 14, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents

In November 2015 we blogged in Florida Has One of the Highest Hit-and-Run Rates in the United States about the problem of the unlawful and dangerous action of hit-and-run accidents. As the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognized this issue in its campaign Hit-and-Run Awareness Week, we at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. are joining their effort by calling to your attention the seriousness of this issue through this blog.  

Is Florida Becoming More Bicycle Friendly?

March 4, 2016 | Category: Bike Accidents

Representative Kathleen Pasidomo of Naples hopes so. She was the chief sponsor of House Bill 253 to increase protection of bicyclists and pedestrians in Florida. The bill was unanimously endorsed by the Florida House Committee on Thursday, February 18, 2016. It still needs to be reconciled and passed by the full House of Representatives.  

Trek Asks Bikers To Immediately Stop Riding Some Of Their Bikes

October 30, 2015 | Category: Bike Accidents

One biker was left a quadriplegic and at least two others suffered broken fingers, wrist injuries, shoulder injuries and abrasions as the result of a faulty quick-release (QT) lever on the front disc brakes of Trek bikes. Trek issued a recall of the affected bikes which were manufactured between 2000 and 2015.In September 2015 approximately 1.3 million bicycles were recalled by 13other manufacturers due to the crash hazard, according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).   

Does Southwest Florida Need To Become More Bicycle-Friendly?

October 21, 2015 | Category: Bike Accidents

With sunshine virtually year-round and few elevation changes, Florida would seem to be a bicyclist's paradise. However, Florida also has many thoroughfares with in excess of 50 mph posted speed limits in addition to a lot of traffic lights and many roads with multiple lanes of traffic. This combination may not be conducive to safe bicycling. In fact, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association recent report, Florida has consistently ranked as the most lethal state for cyclists in the...

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