Helmets won't do you good if you don't choose a proper fitting one, and wear it properly. Children especially should wear helmets. Most fatal cycling accidents are due to head injury. Helmets can save a lot of lives, if they are used consistently and properly.
Information needed to get your family on bikes, safely. It is important to think of safety when teaching kids how to ride, and don't forget to make it fun for them. How old should a baby be before it can safely be carried in a bike-seat or trailer?
Cycling in the city is a daily battle between you, cars, and smog. City riding tactics -- be aware, be visible, know your rights, and know thine enemy -- increase your survival time on the streets...
Dogs can be an intimidating, though seldom dangerous, aspect of cycling. Tactics and strategies to prevent a showdown, win one quickly, or just get away in one piece. Tips for after the dust settles..
If you stop your bike and the dog remains aggressive, you have yourself a showdown. So use a cyclists' tools, from bike pumps to pepper spray to ammonia. Remember, do this only if you really need to.
Since your bike floats, try to push it away when falling towards water to avoid landing on it... Spit out anything in your mouth if crashing near the water so you don't choke and drown... These handy tips and more if you read on!
Lists of safety rules for cyclists are usually so pedantic as to be insulting to anyone with a teaspoon of intelligence. They include things like "Watch other traffic". On occasion an intelligent lists are compiled, such as these general safety tips.
The primary cause of bicycle end-over, is when the bicycle stops and the rider doesn't, after which the bicycle overturns when the rider's thighs strike the handlebars. The front brake has a bad rap...
By following these safety tips you can make your bicycling experience both enjoyable and fun. Remember that motorists usually don't expect to see a bicycle, especially if you are riding on busier roads.
Statistics on collisions. Take these to heart before you become a statistic. When are you most at risk? Did you know that more than half of fatal bicycle collisions involved a pickup or a panel type vehicle?
These graphs reflect data on collisions between motor vehicles and bicycles in Washington State. Graphs include: Collision rates and severity by age groups, time, road and vehicle types, more...
A description of each type of accident involving collisions with bicycles. From a Washington State study on bicycle collisions, shows the relative frequency of crash types involving motor vehicles.