Biking in California would conjure up the image of lane-splitting motorcycles on the highway before bicyclists cranking away on the side of the road. But cycling has taken off in the Golden State recently, especially in expanding urban areas amenable to bikes, and increased numbers of bicycles can also bring increased risk.
Cyclists always have the idea, at least in the back of their minds, that they could get seriously injured in an accident. Even when they are proficient, experienced riders, there is a constant threat from the motorists around them. They can't ignore that.
The rise in popularity of cycling has transformed city life for thousands of people in many age brackets.
In order to stay safe while riding your bike, it may help to know more about when fatal accidents take place. You may not be able to avoid the roads at these times, but being aware that they are high-risk times could help you keep your guard up so that you do not get into a crash.
Have you been considering changing up your morning commute? Maybe you've always driven your car before, but you think there has to be a better way.
As avid cyclists here in Los Angeles may be very aware of, the city can pose many challenges for those who opt to travel on two wheels instead of four. This includes safety challenges. Just how serious the situation is for Los Angeles cyclists is underscored in a recent study.