May 29, 2017
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cyclists distracted driving cell phone use
Growing Number of Distracted Drivers Using Their Cell Phones Calls for Serious Action

Distracted Driving from Cell Phone Use Has Become a Major US Epidemic The growing number of cell phone users, while driving, has become a major epidemic in the US. As a cyclist, I've seen too many headlines of fellow cyclists dying at the hands of these drivers. But it's not just cyclists, who are affected....

October 29, 2014
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Cyclist Hit
Bicycling News: Driver Sues Cyclist She Hit?

On a truly odd note for bike safety, I received this in my email from Bicycling Magazine, a driver is suing a cyclist SHE HIT.  Should she be able to do that?  And how can a cyclist protect themselves on the road, besides being visible? Maybe it is time for all of us road cyclists to...

October 23, 2014
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Latvian Cyclist Protest Traffic Issues
Latvian Cyclists Turn Themselves Into Cars

How do you ride safely in traffic on a bicycle? You turn that bicycle into a car! What better statement on sharing the road than to show cyclists as vehicles that deserve being on the road. This is a terrific idea, but they need signage or something to let the drivers and onlookers know what...

August 19, 2014
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Bicycle Dog Deterrent
Dog Deterrent Device

My DDD – Dog Deterrent Device. Here one element of bicycle safety that you may not have considered: dealing with dogs during your ride. I ride on country roads in North Carolina where there are a lot of dogs running free. They can be a serious problem; outrunning them is not the answer as they run...

August 12, 2014
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bicycle mirrors
Thanks Mirror!

I’ve written before about mirrors as a bicycle safety device, but last week my mirror really saved me from getting hit. When I ride, I constantly scan all around, always being alert for a place to ditch.  When I was younger, I raced sports cars and that’s part of the instruction you learn before you...

July 28, 2014
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Bike Helmets
More on Bicycle Helmets

While searching the internet for fluorescent bike helmets I came across a very useful web site for the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. It's a good resource for all different types of helmets; and of course wearing a helmet is a major part of bike safety. The title of the page is, ‘Bicycle Helmets for the...

July 20, 2014
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Fluorescent Helmets and See Me Wear Jersey – Great combination

So today I went to local bike stores to try and find other fluorescent helmets and see how they worked with see me wear bike jerseys. The first photo is a Specialized Align on a see me wear jersey.  The helmet retails for around $60. This second shot is the helmet alone from the side....