Bicycle Safety

Bike Safety Guide: How to Choose The Right Helmet For You and Your Family

As the weather gets warmer and the days become longer, many families have begun pulling out their bicycles for the season. Whether you’re out exploring on a bike trail or just cruising through town, a helmet should always be worn whenever you ride your bike. Head injuries resulting from bike accidents can be severe which …

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Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program “Watch For Me NC” Seeks New Community Partners

The statewide “Watch for Me NC” program aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths through community engagement and partnerships with local law enforcement. The program, which started as a pilot program in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties in 2012, invites communities across North Carolina to become partner communities. We all share the responsibility …

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Durham Cyclist Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

An early-morning collision in Durham has left a local woman hospitalized in critical condition. An article on this emerging police investigation is available here. About the Incident Police in Durham say a 28-year-old woman has been critically injured in a hit-and-run crash. Authorities say the victim was riding a bicycle in the 800 block of …

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IIHS & Virginia Tech Rank Bicycle Helmets for Protection

In a recent study, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—in collaboration with engineers from Virginia Tech—have studied the level of protection offered by 30 popular brands and models of bicycle helmets. They have assigned these helmets a safety rating, ranking them from five stars (Best Available) to two stars (Adequate). You can read the …

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