• How to Handle Drivers with Road Rage

    Submitted by 303cycling on November 30th, 2017

    Angry drivers are always scary but far more so when you’re on a bike. Here’s how to safely get out of a bad situation.

    BY JOE LINDSEY
    It’s a sad commentary that almost any cyclist can tell a story of a time when a driver was verbally or physically aggressive toward them. In fact, most of us can tell that story from a time when we were in a car, too. A 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found some 80 percent of drivers expressed “significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” What’s worse is that according to the study, an estimated eight million US drivers engaged in “extreme” road rage, such as purposely hitting another vehicle. Read more

    • #RideMoreDriveLess – New Colorado-specific video exhibiting the joys of Bike Commuting

      Submitted by 303cycling on November 3rd, 2017

      Produced by Hottman Law Office – TheCyclist-Lawyer.com
      The Magic of Bike Commuting: Why We #RideMoreDriveLess

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      • $6.5 Million Settlement Given to LA Cyclist for Injuries from Pothole

        Submitted by 303cycling on October 30th, 2017

        A Los Angeles cyclist who suffered a major injury after striking a pothole agreed to a $6.5 million settlement with the City this week.

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        • How Cyclists Can Get Police to Take On-Bike Video Footage Seriously

          Submitted by 303cycling on October 18th, 2017

          Over the past several years, more and more riders have been strapping video cameras to their bikes—not to capture rad jumps or beautiful scenery, but for safety reasons. However, the cameras might not be the panacea that many riders believe. On-bike video footage helped authorities catch the alleged driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace last month, but too often, video evidence from cyclists is ignored by overwhelmed police departments, particularly in cases where there’s no injury or other crime committed. Read more

          • Nebraska’s 3-foot law: Why it matters

            Submitted by 303cycling on October 11th, 2017

            On July 20, 2016, at around 6:00 am, Jeff was riding his bike on Highway 30 near Sidney, Nebraska. An avid cyclist and racer, Jeff was familiar with this highway, and he rode it regularly. He had a red, rear-facing blinky light on his bike. Jeff is 49, married, and has two sons in their early 20s. Jeff has been mountain biking since 1988, road cycling since 1999, and began road racing in 2002. He grew up racing motocross and riding freestyle BMX. Needless to say, Jeff can handle his bike, and he’s a savvy rider. Read more

            • How Cyclists Can Get Police to Take On-Bike Video Footage Seriously

              Submitted by 303cycling on August 18th, 2017

              Over the past several years, more and more riders have been strapping video cameras to their bikes—not to capture rad jumps or beautiful scenery, but for safety reasons. However, the cameras might not be the panacea that many riders believe. On-bike video footage helped authorities catch the alleged driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace last month, but too often, video evidence from cyclists is ignored by overwhelmed police departments, particularly in cases where there’s no injury or other crime committed. Read more

              • Ride More, Drive Less

                Submitted by Amy on July 14th, 2017

                Running errands on your bike is fun…and you could make new friends along the way! Read more