The Advantages of Commuting by Bicycle

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

As cycling increases in popularity more and more people are discovering the advantages of the cycling commute. Biking to work saves money, saves the environment, and helps you exercise. You can save thousands in gas costs and car repairs every year, and the average new bike commuter loses 13 pounds in their first year.[1] With these advantages there for the taking, workers might want to give bike commuting a chance.

Many people are worried about bike commuting because they don’t want to sweat or get tired before they get to the office. Most regular bike commuters recommend leaving early in the morning so you have no need to push yourself too hard, carrying…

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Rights and Responsibilities - Biking Laws in Richmond, VA

By: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Bicycle Accident Attorney

Virginia’s roadways are home to vehicles of widely varying sizes and weights, but none is smaller, lighter, or more vulnerable than the bicycle. Cycling down a busy road full of vehicles that can easily cause you serious injury is a nerve-wracking affair for any cyclist, but the danger can be minimized if both drivers and riders understand their rights and responsibilities on the road. In 2012 more than 700 cyclists were killed in collisions with other vehicles in America, and almost 50,000 were injured.[1] Furthermore, estimates predict that as few as 10% of bicycle-related crashes are reported to the police.[2] Better understanding of cycling laws can help us reduce…

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Bicycle Safety

By: P. Christopher Guedri

Cycling is currently experiencing a massive surge in popularity, with more people than ever joining cycling groups, planning cycling trips, and cycling as part of their daily routine or commute. With many new cyclists on the road, cities are making an increased effort to accommodate bikes and their riders. But in many places, cyclists are still sharing cramped roads with motor vehicles, a dangerous state of affairs that requires a detailed knowledge of bicycle safety.

                The first thing to understand about bicycle safety is that bicycles are considered fully fledged vehicles when on the public roads, and as such have the same rights and responsibilities as cars. Cyclists have a right…

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