Bicycle Accidents

Sep 19, 2018

Beware fake bicycle helmets: They could lead to injury

You’ve probably heard of people selling fake designer watches and fake luxury purses on street corners, or on remote corners of the internet. However, there is a new type of counterfeit that could cause much worse damage than simply wasting your money. Counterfeit bicycle helmets have entered the online market, and they could cause serious […]

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May 4, 2018

The impact of bicycle helmet laws on child safety

Nearly half of the states in the nation have passed laws requiring children to wear helmets whenever they ride a bicycle. In 2010, Illinois also considered passing the Child Bicycle Helmet Safety Act. However, this bill was never signed into law. Nonetheless, there is a common consensus that wearing a helmet increases safety by preventing […]

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Jan 10, 2018

The immense personal and financial cost of bike accidents

Last week, we wrote a post about bicycling being named the official exercise of the state of Illinois. Obviously this makes it a critical priority to the state, and lawmakers should have a focus on promoting safety regulations that look after bicyclists. This is a particularly important issue now, given that despite a dramatic decrease […]

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Jan 4, 2018

Bicycling named official state exercise of Illinois

Illinois took legislative measures at the beginning of 2018 to establish bicycling as a priority in the Prairie State. As of January 1, bicycling is the official state exercise of Illinois. When the bill was originally introduced, State Representative Dave Severin said he thought it was important for the state to encourage an active lifestyle […]

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Sep 9, 2017

Study: Bicycle fatality rate outpacing overall traffic fatalities

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association and funded by State Farm insurance reveals an alarming trend. The 2015 fatality rate among bicyclists rose by 12.2 percent over the previous year, and the rate outpaced the overall traffic fatality rate that year. Moreover, the average age of those killed in traffic collisions that […]

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May 22, 2017

When do bicyclists have the right of way?

Many people assume that when you strike a bicyclist with your vehicle, much like when you hit a pedestrian, the fault is entirely on you. Pedestrians and bicyclists tend to have more protections during most traffic interactions, and drivers must exercise more care when navigating around them. However, bicyclists are not free of fault. In […]

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