Category: Bike Accidents
There are more than 700 deaths per year associated with bicycling at night according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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).
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...