California is encouraging people to pedal more than drive. Efforts are being undertaken to make the streets safer, we have a long way to go.
CNN reported that per National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, bike-related accidents increased by 28% between 1998 and 2013. Hospitalizations from bike injuries increased 120%, from 5.1 to 11.2 per 100,000 adults. Drivers’ failure to yield is the most common cause accidents.
Tofer & Associates advises that even when you are going for a short ride:
Wear proper gear
Take designated bike routes
Observe all traffic rules, all the time
Get an insurance
In California, bike insurance fall under the same category as motorcycle insurance. However, it is still worth doing more research. There are certain coverage that would include competitive biking activities. Their coverage includes medical payments, theft coverage, personal liability and others.
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