Pomona Bicyclist’s Death Focuses Attention on Local Safety Issues

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The death of a Cal Poly student in a Pomona bicycle accident has once again sharply focused attention on bicycle safety in the area. According to several bicyclists who choose to bike to campus, safety has been neglected in this area.

The death of a Cal Poly student in a Pomona bicycle accident has once again sharply focused attention on bicycle safety in the area.  According to several bicyclists who choose to bike to campus, safety has been neglected in this area.

According to Cal Poly Pomona students, they have time and again brought these safety problems to the attention of the university administration, but to no avail.  No attention has been paid to the matter.  The students say that they have asked for several safety measures to be implemented along bicycle-magnet roads like Kellogg Drive, but all of these pleas have gone neglected by the administration.

Recently, these serious issues of bicycle safety in the campus were brought to light by the death of a 21-year-old student, who was struck by a car when he was bicycling on Kellogg Drive.  The accident took place on February 28.  The student died of his injuries just a few hours later.

According to several former residents, conditions on the campus are unsafe for bicyclists.  Almost every day, there is a near-miss accident incident that really brings home to residents how dangerous the area is for bicyclists.  Residents are calling for a number of bicycle safety measures to be implemented, including installation of biking lanes.

The severe shortage of bike lanes makes it unsafe for bicyclists to bike around campus.  Bicycle safety advocates have also called for traffic calming strategies as well as the installation of stop signs that can promote safe driving.

Many people choose to bicycle to campus because bicycling offers the most convenient route to campus.  According to university officials, they have implemented a number of measures to make the campus safer for bicyclists and for all other kinds of traffic.  But Pomona residents, students and bicycle accident attorneys would like to see more measures introduced to reduce the incidence of speeding motorists.

 

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Study Confirms Importance of Wearing Bicycle Helmets

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According to a study conducted by researchers in Canada, bicyclists who are wearing helmets are at a much lower risk of suffering serious or fatal head injuries.

According to a study conducted by researchers in Canada, bicyclists who are wearing helmets are at a much lower risk of suffering serious or fatal head injuries.  The research was conducted in the province of Ontario between January 2006 and December 2010, and involved cyclists between the age of 18 and 83.

The researchers found in their analysis of fatal accidents that cyclists who had a fatal head injury in an accident with a motor vehicle, were approximately 3 times less likely to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, compared to cyclists who suffered other fatal injuries.  The results of the study which have been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, only confirm what bicycle accident attorneys already know.

For years now, experts and bicycle accident attorneys have recommended that bicyclists always wear approved helmets to reduce the risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries in an accident.  A bicyclist has very little protection against head injuries, and may be at risk of severe head trauma during an accident.  The only way to reduce the risk of suffering such injuries is to wear a helmet every time you ride.

It is especially appropriate that the study was conducted in Canada because that country has struggled with low levels of bicycle helmet use.  Legislation involving bicycle helmet use is extremely controversial in Canada, and the researchers believe that the results of the study will spur more bicyclists to wear helmets while riding.

In the state of California, bicyclist helmet laws apply only to persons under the age of 18.  Any bicyclist of this age group must wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.  The helmet must be properly fitted, and must meet federal standards.

 

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