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January 02, 2015

A Brief Overview of Bicycle Laws in Florida

The state of Florida considers bicycles as vehicles and the cyclists as drivers. As such, cyclists must abide by the same traffic laws to which drivers are subject. It’s important to know your state’s bicycle laws not only to avoid citation, but also to prevent accidents. General Overview of Important Bicycle Laws in Florida Chapter […]

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December 15, 2014

Bicycle Accident Deaths: A Frequency in Florida

A new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) delivers some upsetting news: the state of Florida ranks as one of the top states in the nation for number of cyclist fatalities. The report analyzed data in states across the nation regarding bicycle accidents, as well as offered some bicycle safety suggestions to […]

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November 03, 2014

The Truth about Skin Grafts to Treat Road Rash

Road rash is one of the most common types of injuries that can occur when riding a motorcycle or bicycle. Unlike traveling in a passenger vehicle, when riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, you are more open to injuries like road rash because there is nothing between you and the road if you are in […]

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May 22, 2014

Avoid Sharing the Road with Cars on Bicycle Paths in Florida

People bicycle for many different reasons. Some do it for exercise, to save money on gas, or for sport and recreational purposes. But bicycling can be a dangerous source of transportation on Florida roads. Even streets with designated bike paths might not always provide the greatest protection from cars and put cyclists at risk for […]

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December 20, 2013

Bike Accidents on the Rise in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

Statistics show an alarming surge in bike accidents and injuries in South Florida. The Sun-Sentinel (Dec. 7, 2013) – using data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and other safety experts – has reported on the increase of cycling crashes in Broward and Palm Beach Counties from 2009 to 2012. The […]

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November 04, 2013

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents & Ways to Prevent Them

More than 650 bicyclists lost their lives in bicycle accidents in 2011, and another 48,000 were seriously injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, Florida has the highest number of bicycle accident fatalities in the nation, according to NHTSA. To reduce the risk of a crash, it’s important to identify the […]

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September 22, 2013

What Parents Should Know About Children Bicycling To School

As school is back in session, parents and groups involved in Palm Beach County schools are attempting to get traffic problems under control – urging more parents and students to start walking and biking to school. School officials have received many complaints about the traffic problems around the school, but there is a bigger issue […]

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September 13, 2013

Florida Car-Bicycle Accidents Are a Troubling Trend

If three experienced cyclists in Brevard County have recently been injured in car and bicycle accidents in South Florida, then does anyone else have a chance of riding safely? The news regarding the third cycling accident in seven months to injure an elite-level cyclist has left the cycling community in South Florida asking: Is it […]

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July 28, 2013

Latest Statistics Show Helmets Save Lives in Florida Bicycle Accidents

Florida requires that those 16-years-old and younger wear a bicycle helmet for protection; however, statistics point to good reason to wear a helmet no matter what your age. Anyone who has witnessed the damage done to a bicyclist when hit by a negligent driver can tell you that protecting your head with a helmet is […]

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