On June 25, Burbank City Council members met to discuss progress being made on the Complete Streets Plan. The lawmakers expect that pedestrian and bicyclist safety will be improved once this plan has been implemented in the city.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report this week in which they highlighted their findings as to why motorcyclists wear high-visibility gear or not. It also shed light on what can be done to increase their use of it.
When you drive the streets here in Los Angeles, you probably see many motorcyclists along your path. Bikers tend to treat each other as if they belong to some type of brotherhood. They often tap their helmets to signal to each other that they're coming up on a police officer, so they'll know not to drive less recklessly. Some bikers have recently decided to stop giving others courtesy warnings though.
Whether they live in Los Angeles or somewhere else throughout California, one thing that bicyclists fear most is being struck by an automobile. One type of crash that concerns bike riders the most is a rear-end accident. These are scary because bicyclists often don't see them coming. There are steps that they can take reduce their chances of becoming involved in a bike crash in the first place though.
Data compiled by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) shows that approximately 450,000 people who have suffered spinal cord injuries (SCI) live in the United States. As many as 11,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Individuals affected by SCIs experience a variety of symptoms depending on the placement and severity of their injuries.