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Improving Bicycle Safety in California

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bicycle Safety in CA [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Did you know that California is considered one of the most dangerous states for bikers? According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), California leads all other states in deaths due to bicycle accidents. In fact, the report states that from 2010-2012, there were 338 bicyclist deaths due to crashes with other motor vehicles on the road. The bottom line is that California, along with just four other states, made up over half of all biking collision deaths in the United States alone.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]338 may not seem like a lot to most people, but in comparison to other states with less than 5 bicycling deaths per year, it is actually quite shocking. Many people believe this large number has to do with how highly populated California is when in fact, the numbers are not due a large population but rather a spike in biking popularity within the last few years. California has definitely seen an increase in health and environmental consciousness, which unfortunately comes with its downfalls: more risks and hazards for biking fanatics.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Whether other drivers on the road are just more distracted, choose to ignore or forget to check for bicyclists around them, or...

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Lane Splitting Guidelines In California

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Legal But Not Safe [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]In most states, you will find that lane splitting - the action of passing between vehicles on a bike or motorcycle - is illegal. Typically for good reason as lane splitting can be extremely unsafe for all drivers that are sharing the road. Maneuvering your bike or motorcycle between two cars (that may or may not be moving at any given time) and providing riders with only just inches of space to fit in between is a hazardous task. It is possible that some cars may not be able to see you coming in their mirrors and one incorrect move from any driver on the road can easily cause a catastrophic and life threatening accident to occur.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In California, however, lane splitting is not against the law. In fact, many riders take advantage of the convenience of lane splitting, whether it is safe or unsafe, simply because in California we are known for our extremely congested roads and twenty-something mile long traffic jams during rush hour traffic. We certainly do not know anyone who would prefer to sit in that familiar rush hour traffic, which is why lane splitting amongst motorcyclists has become the preferred...

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