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L.A.'s New Diagonal Crosswalks

If you are a local to Los Angeles, surely you have seen these new crosswalks which allows pedestrians to cross in any direction. To some, this may look more dangerous or confusing, however, recent reports suggest this is actually increasing Los Angeles pedestrian safety.

More could be done to reduce fatal bike and motorcycle crashes

Californians and individuals across the United States have a lot of options available to them when they want to travel somewhere nowadays. Manufacturers have begun equipping their motor vehicles with technology to make them safer to remain competitive for consumers. Even still, a recent study published by Business Insider shows that some methods of transportation are still safer than others.

A Boyle Heights bicyclist is struck, killed by a 40-foot truck

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a truck driver in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 31. That hit-and-run motorist who caused the crash fled the scene after the fatal accident occurred. On June 3, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had announced that they'd identified the trucker involved in the accident. They noted that they'd been in contact with him.

How can you keep your self safe on your motorcycle in the summer?

There's nothing like taking your motorcycle for a spin on a warm, sunny California day. Now that spring is winding down, and summer starts in a few weeks, you're probably strategizing about where to go on your next road trip. There are some considerations that you'll want to keep in mind as you transition from riding your bike in the spring and into the summer.

Retailers should follow bike assembly safety standards

According to the biomechanics consulting firm, Robson Forensic, there are certain safety standards that all retailers of bicycles must follow when assembling bikes for sale to the public. These rules apply to both big-box retailers and independent dealers. When followed, they maintain that there's less of a chance of hardware torque issues or drive train or brake failures that often cause serious bicycle crashes.

Older drivers face increased risk of fatal collisions

According to the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHA), as of three years ago, nearly 42 million drivers with valid licenses in the United States were older than 64. As the baby boomer population continues to age, those numbers are likely to rise.

Ghost bikes are grim reminders during National Bike to Work Week

May 13 kicked off "National Bike to Work Week." While many urban areas encourage people to bike to work -- especially in places like California where the weather is generally good -- there are still tremendous safety hazards for cyclists.

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