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Rash of Bicycle Accidents and Deaths Hits California

California has been fighting a rising wave of bike accidents for several years. In 2020, the state hit a 25-year high in bike fatalities, and 2021 is not shaping up to be any different. In the past two months, several high-profile bike crashes took place, many of which tragically led to the deaths of the …

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Child Killed in Crosswalk Crash: The Dangers of Biking in Crosswalks

One of the first road safety tips any child learns is to cross the street at a crosswalk. It’s as fundamental as looking both ways. When biking, unfortunately, this safety tip isn’t always enough to keep children safe; recently, the Bascon family of Costa Mesa learned this in a tragic fashion. Noel Bascon, a 12-year-old …

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California Votes Yes On Riskier Rideshares With Prop 22 Passage

This election cycle has been dramatic in many ways. While the presidential race has occupied much of the media’s attention, it’s not the only meaningful vote that occurred early this November. On the same ballot, California voters had the opportunity to decide on a measure known as “Proposition 22.” This proposition, which was heavily lobbied …

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California Cyclist Killed In Collision With Police Car

On October 11, 2020, at around 9:00 in the evening, a bicyclist was hit and killed by an Anderson, California Police car. The incident occurred just south of Thomas Road on Highway 273. The person killed was riding a bike in the fast lane before being struck by an officer driving an Anderson Police car. …

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What Counts as Wrongful Death? More Than You’d Think

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Grieving is hard, even when a loved one’s death was expected. If you’ve lost someone close to you in an accident, however, you’re going through a uniquely painful experience. Not only have you lost someone before their time, but you also have to live with the knowledge that …

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How E-Bikes Led to Simon Cowell’s Broken Back

E-bikes are a convenient, fun way to get some extra exercise or speed up a commute. However, it’s important to remember that they aren’t just toys. Recently, the famous America’s Got Talent host Simon Cowell broke his back in several places after testing a new e-bike in front of his family in Malibu. While it …

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E-Scooter Accidents: How E-Scooters Are Causing Fatalities Faster than Ever

Transit has been undergoing a period of incredible change recently, especially in large cities. The trend that started with rideshare services like Uber and Lyft has expanded to include bike and scooters, too. While many people are enjoying the new freedom that e-scooter companies Lime and Bird provide, there’s a dark side to these devices, …

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A Trail of Their Own: California Introduces Bill to Streamline Pedestrian Safety Projects

S.B. 288 Aims to Make Roads and Sidewalks Safer for All There has never been a time where outdoor recreation was more important to California residents. The COVID-19 crisis has left many housebound, with one exception: outdoor exercise. The result is that more people than ever are exploring California’s trails, sidewalks, and roads as a …

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The Decade-Long Rise of Fatal Bike Accidents in California

Biking has been steadily on the rise for years, especially in California. As traffic has gotten worse, more people have decided that biking is better than driving or public transport. In many cases, that’s true – biking is cheaper and often faster than using other forms of transportation. However, there’s one arena in which biking …

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E-Bikes in California: Loved, Hated, and Unlegislated

The electric bicycle, or “e-bicycle,” along with the “e-scooter,” is fast becoming a preferred alternative mode of transportation in many cities. These new forms of transportation are a unique way to avoid traffic and public transportation at the same time. There are plenty of people who love them. After all, it’s certainly easier to use …

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