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Who is Liable if a City Bus Hits My Bike?

Although a lot of people enjoy bicycling, many more would except for one thing: the fear of colliding with a vehicle. Would-be cyclists often do not feel safe because roads are inadequate for cycling. While some cities have gone to great lengths to dedicate bicycle lanes on major thoroughfares, many have not. Still, many people » Read More

NTSB Urges Legislators to Pass Helmet Laws

The debate over whether cyclists should be required to wear helmets has been a very heated one for as long as cyclists and motor vehicles had to share the road. While many believe that wearing a helmet protects cyclists from suffering devastating head and brain injuries, others argue that there are other issues at play, » Read More

Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths Increase

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 10 percent increase in the number of bicyclists killed last year, and the number of pedestrian deaths increased by four percent. These statistics suggest that, while today’s cars are safer than ever for the occupants of the vehicle, they still pose a significant » Read More

Liability Issues in Bicycle and Car Accidents

Collisions between bicycles and cars can take place at any time, including in parking lots and other low-speed areas. However, there are multiple scenarios on public roads that lead to accidents between cyclists and drivers. These types of incidents most frequently happen in the following ways: The car is turning right. Most cyclists ride at » Read More

City Streets Can be Hazardous for Cyclists and Pedestrians

More people who live and work in cities across the country are choosing to walk or ride their bike to work. Not only is it a great form of exercise, but it saves money and is better for the environment. Unfortunately, this trend has also resulted in an increase in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. In » Read More

Hit and Run  

Hit and Run motor vehicle accidents can have dire consequences for the victims. Aside from significant physical injuries or death, the mental distress and property damage can be traumatic and debilitating. Hit and runs involve an at-fault driver causing an accident involving another car, pedestrian, cyclist, or fixed object, then fleeing without offering help or » Read More

Bike Activists in Baltimore Fight to Keep Bike Lane

Bike activists and firefighters have been engaged in an ongoing battle over the bike lane in the Canton section of Baltimore. According to an article in the Baltimore Sun, bike activists have sued the city in order to prevent the transportation department from removing the bike lane. Firefighters claim that the bike lane poses a » Read More

Volvo’s Accident Avoidance System

Car manufacturers around the world are continuing to make advances in technology that make cars safer than ever, and Volvo is no exception. For years, Volvo has had some of the highest safety ratings, thanks to the Swedish automaker’s commitment to providing innovative safety features that help drivers avoid potentially dangerous accidents. Recently, Volvo has » Read More

Bicycle Safety Tips for Children

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, more and more children are out on the street riding their bicycles. Riding a bike is a great way to obtain exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and spend quality time with friends and family. However, things can take a dangerous turn if you do not take the » Read More

Bicycle Accidents Spike During Summer

A morning bike ride took a tragic turn earlier this week when a 60-year-old woman was fatally struck by a trash truck while she was riding her bike in the vicinity of Central Avenue near Oak Lane. While the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office continues to investigate the details of this case, it brings » Read More