Cyclist

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bikers", or less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances.
Posts about Cyclist
  • $38 Million Verdict for Bicyclist Hit by Valet Driver

    … knew that its drivers were shuffling cars between downtown garages, regularly taking the shortcut despite complaints about the route, but turned a blind eye to the practice until it was too late. The plaintiff, Thyce Colyn, was an avid cyclist who had logged over 200,000 miles on his bike. As he rode home from work along 8th Avenue by the Convention…

    Luvera Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • 10 Ways To Share The Road With Bicycles

    … Hundreds of cyclists die annually, and more riders are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents on our roads. Similar to pedestrians, bicycle riders are vulnerable to the negligence of drivers. The roadway was designed for all road users to enjoy and traverse without fear of injury or loss; therefore, it is important that both motor…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Warmer Weather Has More Cyclists on the Road

    … With the warmer summer months finally here, many people are anxious to get out and enjoy the warmer weather Chicago is now experiencing. This includes bicycle enthusiasts, who have been stuck inside by the brutal Midwestern winter. Drive along any road in Chicago and you will see cyclists, whether it is a family out for a family bike ride…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Can I still recover for a TBI if I was not wearing a bicycle helmet?

    … of transportation. The CDC reports that out of the millions of Americans who ride bicycles only half of them actually wear a helmet which places a cyclist at a significantly greater risk of suffering from a head injury.4 Bicycle-accident related injuries disproportionately affect children and adolescents under the age of 20.5 In a study conducted five years ago…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Bike Accidents

    … markings. At an intersection, follow pedestrian signals at the designated crosswalk. If there are pedestrians present, dismount your bike to cross the street. Alert drivers on the road ahead of time by using proper hand signals for turning, stopping, or changing lanes. Stay in the proper lane It is important to remain aware of your location…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 34 readers -
  • Bicycling while intoxicated can lead to crashes

    … of the car or the bicyclist themselves.2 The problem with drunk biking is that even though state laws, which prohibit operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated probably will not be extended to bicycling, risks exist outside of the legal repercussions of getting a DUI.3 In the event of a collision between a drunk cyclist and a car or other…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • Road defects can lead to bicycle accidents

    … Road defects can lead to bicycle accidents There is countless advice given to cyclists on how to ride safely from maintaining proper gear, like a well-fitting helmet and fully inflating tires, to more procedural tips, like using hand signals and riding in a manner that allows you to be seen by drivers whether that means using reflective…

    Bruning Legal- 17 readers -
  • Dooring Accidents

    … you’re riding a bike. A ‘dooring’ accident happens when the door of a vehicle opens in the path of an unsuspecting cyclist, causing him to fall down, flip over, or swerve into traffic to avoid being hit. Although most dooring incidents are non-fatal, they can still result in serious injuries. Laws generally require drivers to check for nearby…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 30 readers -
  • How to Avoid Backover Accidents and Protect Your Child

    … anything to endanger or harm the child, but just didn’t see the child because they were too small and in a blind spot. A backover accident occurs when a vehicle is backing up, usually out of a driveway or parking space, and hits a pedestrian or cyclist in the process. In most cases, the driver does not see the victim before reversing and even…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • A Look at Louisville’s Latest (and Surprising) Traffic Crash Stats

    … inference of a real pattern of change. This much remains crystal clear: auto accidents are a very serious, often-deadly danger in Louisville and throughout the entire state of Kentucky. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Louisville — whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist — the attorneys at Meinhart, Smith & Manning can help. Contact us for a free consultation today. Related Information Louisville’s Most Dangerous Areas for Communters …

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 38 readers -
  • The Pros and Cons of Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws

    … Bicycle riding is a low risk, cost effective, heart and environmentally friendly form of exercise, recreation, and transportation. Locations across the country are implementing laws and engineering cities to promote cycling and ensure cyclist safety. Some argue that as we push a pro-bicycle agenda we should also make bike helmets mandatory…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 42 readers -
  • Better Data on Bike Crashes is Key

    … know things about the nature of accidents, we can design our world to minimize them. This universal truth could pave the way to significantly increased safety for cyclists, if we actually make it a priority to collect the data. Almost two cyclists die every day due to collisions with motor vehicles, and with the number of bicycle commuters…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 31 readers -
  • Volvo LifePaint for Cyclists

    … With most speed limits ranging from 30 to 70 miles per hour, being on the road as a pedestrian or cyclist can be a scary proposition. Combined, over 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists die annually due to collisions with motor vehicles. There has long been reflective safety gear, clothing, and lights available, designed to increase the visibility…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 27 readers -
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