Although similar, America and Europe differ in a few specific ways. From our irrational dislike of the metric system, to our disparate date and time system, we have always remained apart from Europe in certain matters.
So it really doesn’t come as a surprise that Europe and America are different when it comes to biking as well. Read the rest »
Spring has sprung, and throughout the Garden State, folks are dusting off their bicycles and hitting the streets. Bikes are a great way to shed winter pounds, save on gas money, and do something positive for the environment. But, sharing the road with two-ton cars and other motor vehicles can be dangerous for cyclists, especially since motorists aren’t always on the lookout for them. That’s why Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., is releasing this infographic with tips about riding safely within New Jersey’s bicycle laws. Read the rest »
Let’s face it; New Jersey winters are brutal. By the beginning of December, you’re starting to wear three layers and the electric blanket is a fixture of your bedroom. So for your next winter vacation, consider planning a warm-weather trip. Even better, plan a trip where you can get outside and truly enjoy a warm climate. Bicycling tours are one of the popular ways to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, there is a cycling tour out there for you. Read the rest »
There are plenty of things to think about as the new school year arrives. And if your children will be biking to school, one of the most important things on your to-do list should be creating a safety plan. While there are several advantages to riding a bike, it’s vital to recognize that many children are injured in bicycle accidents every day across the country. To minimize the risk of a tragedy involving a bike accident, consider these three tips: Read the rest »
When school ends for the summer, it’s natural to see more children out and about enjoying the weather and their freedom. This usually means an increase in the number of bicycles on New Jersey roads. Because of this, it’s crucial for drivers and kids to be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution to prevent bike accidents. It’s also vital for parents to address proper bicycle safety practices with their kids. A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that children under 15 years of age accounted for 7% of cyclist fatalities in 2014 and 11% of injuries suffered in a collision. Read the rest »
According to the American Heart Association, the rate of obesity in American children more than tripled between 1971 and 2011. Today, about one out of every three American children or teens is overweight or obese. This growing epidemic of childhood obesity and its potential health consequences prompted former Surgeon General Richard Carmona to say, “Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits, and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” Read the rest »
Spring has sprung and we’ve said goodbye to the harsh New Jersey winter. This change in the weather has happened just in time for National Bike to Work Week, May 15th through the 19th. Bike to Work Week is part of National Bike Month and it culminates with National Bike to Work Day on Friday of this week (the 19th). Read the rest »
As avid bicyclists, the attorneys at New Jersey’s Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., are excited that May is National Bike Month. National Bike Month was established in 1956 and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, both to the rider and the environment. This year’s events include Bike to Work Week, May 14th through the 18th; Bike to School Day, May 9th; and Bike to Work Day, May 18th. Read the rest »
Cycling is a growing activity in communities across America, and New Jersey is no exception. But whereas cities in southern locales have pleasant biking weather year round, cyclists in New Jersey are faced with hazardous conditions during the winter months that make biking a dangerous proposition.
Cycling is a great way to get exercise and an eco-friendly way to travel. New Jersey is a perfect environment for cyclists. However, cycling can also be a dangerous pastime. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, 618 cyclists were killed and an additional 52,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes throughout the United States. The number of cyclist killed in crashes involving automobiles increased by 16 percent between 2010 and 2012.
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