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What do the latest U.S. bicycle accident statistics tell us?

The latest bicycle accident statistics in the United States indicate that the roads in Illinois and elsewhere around the country present real and serious danger to every bicyclist who braves them. In fact, it seems that bicyclists' deaths are on the rise.

Avoid bicycle-on-bicycle crashes with these tips

Motorcyclists and vehicle drivers must maintain auto insurance to protect themselves and others in the event of an injurious accident. This insurance is especially important to make sure enough money is available to pay for the medical care of victims who get hurt in a collision due to no fault of their own. Bicyclist, however, are not required to have insurance.

3 things to know about dooring crashes

As someone who enjoys riding your bike, you may already be familiar with the term, "dooring." Dooring is when a driver opens his or her door into your lane of travel without looking. Since you have no time to stop, you'll hit the door and be thrown from your bicycle.

What should I do immediately after a bicycle crash with a car?

Bicyclists can do a lot to stay safe and avoid accidents with automobiles on the road. However, at a certain point, there is a limit to what a bicyclist can do to prevent a crash. Motorists are often distracted, looking at their cellphones, speeding or breaking the rules of the road. Sometimes, car drivers create dangerous situations for bicyclists on purpose by intimidating bicyclists and even trying to run them off the road.

Bicycle accident prevention: Avoid 'the crosswalk slam'

As a pedestrian or bicyclist, you would think that crossing a street in a crosswalk is the safest way to get from A to B, but don't let the supposed safety of crosswalks fool you. Drivers do not always look out for bicyclists and pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections - and numerous catastrophic accidents happen as a result of this.

Are you in pain hours after a cycling collision with a car?

As a cyclist, you must constantly remain aware of drivers around you, even in areas with bike-friendly features or protections. The unfortunate truth is, despite increasing awareness of cyclists, collisions with cars and other vehicles do happen.

After a bicycle crash, do this

Riding a bike through Chicago can be thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. Dodging cars and pedestrians might be second nature to you already. Unfortunately, it does not take much to find yourself on the ground with a broken bone or two, some nasty road rash, and a bent bike frame. In reality, drivers tend to view cyclists as second class, with fewer rights to share the road. Even though the law says otherwise, many cyclists find themselves taking the blame after a collision with a vehicle.

Safety tips for urban cyclists

Riding through Chicago, whether you are a commuter or just an avid cyclist, can be extremely dangerous. You probably find yourself dodging cars, pedestrians, and various other hazards on a regular basis. In reality, the dangers that come with cycling in the city are endless and avoiding every single one is near impossible. It you have not already sailed over your handle bars, you have more than likely come close.

Prevent injury during an over-the-handlebars bike crash

One of the most common kinds of bike crashes involves getting the front tire caught on something, which sends the bicyclist over the handlebars. These over-the-handlebars bike accidents can also happen if a cyclist applies too much brake to the front tire.

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