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Bicycling safety for children

Hopping on your bike and going to meet up with friends is one of the greatest joys for a kid. There is the sense of independence from being able to get somewhere on your own and the freedom that comes with riding up and down the road. And for parents, there is the extra bonus of knowing your child is doing something that is healthy.

4 tips for sharing the road

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than 37,000 perish annually in motor vehicle accidents. What is worse than this figure is the realization that many, if not most, of those deaths may have been avoidable. Too often, people are careless, and the results are deadly. You can reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim by sharing the road more conscientiously. These four tips, in fact, can provide you with the guidance you need to be a better driver.

How bikers can increase visibility to motorists

Riding a motorcycle is exhilarating, but it is also often risky. Riders who are serious about safety already know that one of the biggest reasons for this is the fact that motorcyclists simply are not as visible as drivers in cars. This makes it easy for motorcyclists to not be seen, which can in turn cause a collision. The best way to combat this, however, is to proactively improve your visibility if you are a motorcycle rider. There are steps you can take to do so, and these four are a great place to start.

Are you safer riding on the shoulder or in a bike lane?

Long-time residents in Sacramento have seen major changes over the years when it comes to bicycle traffic. With more people raising concerns about environmental and personal health, biking has become a cleaner and healthier alternative, which has led to an increase in bicycle use throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Sharing the road: 3 myths drivers believe about bicycling

Because Californians can enjoy bicycling year round in most parts of the state, we boast a healthy community of cyclists. But despite its health benefits, bicycling in California continues to be a dangerous activity.

5 steps bicyclists should take after getting hit by a car

Imagine you are riding your bike on the streets of Sacramento when suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see a driver next to you making a right-hand turn directly into your path. Though it may feel as if you're watching things in slow motion, you collide with the vehicle in only a matter of seconds.

Keeping bicyclists safe on the road in California

Across our state, over 100 people lose their lives in bicycle crashes every year, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, hundreds of thousands of bicyclists suffer injuries - which are often quite serious - while riding in California annually.

6 tips to help bikes and cars share the road

More and more, California residents are turning to bicycles for transportation, fitness and fun. But, while biking has a lot of advantages, it's important to remember that there are some safety risks. This is especially true when cyclists will be riding on the same road as motor vehicles.

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