Monthly Archives: October 2011

Making A Production Out Of Following The Rules Of The Road

  In the early days of automobiles, there was no such thing as “rules of the road.” With few cars on the road, driving was a free-for-all. Each driver drove in his own style, the only goal being to get … Continue reading

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Bicycling Advocacy Groups and Helmet Use

  Helmets are the only piece of cycling equipment whose use is debated by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Among cyclists there are two opposing camps. One fervently favors helmet use. The other vehemently opposes it. Among non-cyclists there are those … Continue reading

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Cycling and Socioeconomic Status

  Over time, the activity of cycling has developed certain connotations. In the early days, it was seen as a form of short distance transportation and later became a form of recreation. At some point, bicycles began to be associated … Continue reading

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Citizen Safety Enforcement

  Being rated as one of the safest cities in America can be boring. What do you do if you’re the police department of such a city? Policing is a 24-hour a day endeavor. Without sufficient crime, time must be … Continue reading

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When Charges Are Filed Against Drivers For Hitting Cyclists, Who Wins?

  Most of the time, when a driver injures or kills a cyclist, no charges are filed. There is always a litany of excuses for why the driver wasn’t at fault. Sometimes, due to public outrage, or the prominence of … Continue reading

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Decisions Affecting Bicycle Warranties and Manufacturer Liability

  Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. This caution pertains to issues that might arise when making a bicycle warranty claim or filing a product liability lawsuit should you be injured by a defective bicycle frame … Continue reading

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Recurrent Themes of Bicycle Licensing and Registration

  Change is always difficult. People become accustomed to the way things are. When there is a threat of change, they cringe and resist. Such is the current state of affairs on American roads. Due to economic, environmental, and health … Continue reading

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Bicycle Component Weight, Durability and Waste

  Today, everything in cycling is about weight. It wasn’t always so. Not long ago, a shift in thinking overtook the bicycle industry: heavy bicycles suddenly became undesirable. The idea behind eschewing heavy bikes was that everyone wanted to, or … Continue reading

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Helping Police To Become Better Versed In Bicycle Laws

In Washington, D.C. the District’s Police Complaints Board recently presented a report which concluded that the police needed to be better versed in the bicycle laws they enforce. In collisions between cars and bicycles, police are sometimes confused about who … Continue reading

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