According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were close to 750 bicycle accidents in the state per year for the last five years, with a high in 2012 at 804 and a low in 2010 at 641.
While many bicycle safety tips simply tell people to “wear a helmet and follow the law,” there are several other things that cyclists can do to keep safe on the roads. Bicycle accidents can be devastating, making it crucial that cyclists stay aware of their surroundings when riding.
If you enjoy riding your bicycle in Northern Virginia, DC or Maryland, you need to spend some time thinking about whether you have adequate safety gear to protect you from a potential accident. Traffic Laws in all three locales dont adequately protect cyclists from motor vehicle collisions. Using a helmet is always a good idea. […]
Vienna Police apprehended an intoxicated McLean woman Saturday, after she drove her car at a high rate of speed for five miles down the Washington & Old Dominion trail on Saturday May 31, 2013, at about 8:30 PM.
In an effort to combat the rising number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents, Fairfax County has identified $11 million dollars to complete planned improvements to pedestrian infrastructure…
With the concern of childhood obesity on the rise many want to see their children get more exercise by walking or biking to school. The proposed idea is called a bike train where chaperones will supervise the children as a bike or walk to an elementary school in Vienna..
With the gorgeous spring weather many people are going for a bicycle ride on the W & OD trail. The police department has ramped up its patrol and has four certified bicycle officers in place.
Reston Biking Event in April: Paul’s Ride for Life An annual bicycling event is set to occur Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Washington & Dominion trail in Reston Virginia. The annual event or Paul’s ride for life is a tribute biking ride in remembrance of a Reston resident who was killed tragically from injuries […]
A local resident Mark Murphy bikes to and from work. He rides through a side trail where Richmond Highway crosses the Capital Beltway at the gateway to southern Fairfax County. On Jan. 4, a car entering the Hampton Inn parking lot hit Murphy. Murphy suffered minor injuries as a result. Local police, VDOT, and Fairfax […]
Fairfax County Bike crashes are up 26% There were 106 reportable crashes involving bicycle list in 2012. This number is up considerably to the 84 reported accidents in 2011. Some credit the increase to a rising number of people bicycling for recreation or as a daily commute. The Fairfax County government has created a map […]