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Is riding a bicycle safe on city streets?

 Is riding a bicycle safe on city streets?

Most people would agree that bicycling is a good way to keep fit, but is it safe? That depends.

In 2013, 743 cyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles, just slightly under two people each day in the United States. That year had the most bicyclist fatalities since 2006, as during that year 772 bicyclists died in accidents. It was a marked uptick from only two years before, when there were 682 bicyclist fatalities. These totals represent more than 2 percent of all those who were injured and killed in crashes in 2012.

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Los Angeles not a bicycle-friendly city

Los Angeles not a bicycle-friendly city

The size and geography of Los Angeles makes it a city unfriendly to those who rely on bicycling or walking as their means of transportation.

According to research done by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, L. A. is actually quite dangerous for bicyclists and pedestrians. The study showed that the fatality rate for Los Angeles pedestrians was almost three times the nation's average of 11.4 percent. Bicyclist deaths accounted for 3 percent of traffic fatalities, compared to the national average of 1.7 percent.

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California legislation fuels bike helmet controversy

 California legislation fuels bike helmet controversy

Many Los Angeles bike riders voluntarily wear helmets for added safety protection. California children and most teens have been required to wear helmets since 1994. State law makes helmet use mandatory for bicyclists under 18 and optional for older riders, but that could change.

Senate Bill 192 calls for all bicyclists statewide to wear helmets while riding. The same bill would make wearing reflective clothing compulsory for bicycling during nighttime hours. Violators would be issued citations and fined as much as $25 for riding without head protection.

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California trucker was unaware he hit, killed bicycling teen

 California trucker was unaware he hit, killed bicycling teen

Drivers have an obligation to pay attention to other roads users and changes in traffic. While that seems like a simple duty, accidents claims are built upon Los Angeles drivers who act carelessly.

The driver of a semi-truck had no idea he caused a recent, fatal bicycle accident. The trucker was stopped by people who saw the tractor-trailer strike and kill a teen. The sophomore was on his way to school, wearing a protective helmet and riding in a designated bike lane.

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Los Angeles County fatal bike accident case takes new turn

 Los Angeles County fatal bike accident case takes new turn

Discovery is a legal process that occurs before a trial begins. This allows parties on both sides of a dispute to know what evidence and witnesses are likely to be presented during a trial. The exchange of relevant case facts prevents unexpected disclosures during the trial.

The family of a high-ranking Napster executive, who died in a bicycle accident in December, is hoping the discovery process during a wrongful death lawsuit will provide answers. The family wants to know more about the police car that struck the bicyclist and information from the fatal accident scene. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department apparently has not complied with the family's requests.

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California programs promote bike accident reduction, harmony

 California programs promote bike accident reduction, harmony

California provides a near-perfect environment for people who ride bicycles, whether it's for recreation or out of necessity. With a growing population of bicyclists in Los Angeles and throughout the state, it's never been more important for riders and drivers to come to terms over the rights of the road. Annoyance and animosity lead to bike accidents and often serious injuries.

A retired champion cyclist from Westlake Village wants bicyclists and drivers to reach an understanding and learn to respect one another. The 35-year-old, seven-time winner of the U.S. Time Trials founded Yield to Life in 2007. The nonprofit organization is devoted to education about road rules and courtesy.

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4 bicyclists hurt in AIDS charity ride bound for Los Angeles

4 bicyclists hurt in AIDS charity ride bound for Los Angeles

California residents have great reasons to ride bicycles other than our great weather. Riding a bike is an inexpensive way to get from place to place, friendly to the environment and good for your health. Bicyclists sometimes ride together to benefit others, like thousands of riders who take part annually in the AIDS/LifeCycle ride.

Over 2,300 riders set off from San Francisco this year on the way to Los Angeles on a 545-mile, week-long ride. The challenging trek draws participants from all over the world to raise millions of dollars for AIDS research. Riders were headed along Highway 1 not far from Moss Landing when four bicyclists were struck.

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SUV driver cited, not arrested after injuring California biker

SUV driver cited, not arrested after injuring California biker

California drivers can cause accident damage without being charged with a serious crime. Police work to bring lawbreakers to justice, but may only press a case as far as the laws allow. Some drivers who cause severe injuries or deaths never appear before a criminal court.

A recent bike accident in Southern California landed a grandmother in the hospital. The woman was struck by an SUV as she was bicycling in Spring Valley on a rainy day. The impact caused multiple injuries.

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