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By:  Audrey Gibson, State Senator and Paralegal As a young girl, I remember riding my blue bicycle on my cul-de-sac, and hitting the “circle” at a good pace with one leg down as I leaned over.  One day me and a friend who was sometimes my passenger, leaned in just a bit too much and […]

Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling all of its bicycles from model years 2000 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick release lever on the front wheel hub that opens far enough to contact the disc brake.  The recalls includes about 900,000 bikes in the United States and 98,000 in […]

By: Christopher G. Burns There are certain types of bicycle crashes in Florida in which police officers misunderstand or ignore the laws which apply. In some situations, police officers may be uninformed or unaware of a key law designed to promote safety in bicycling. In other instances, police have blamed their lack of enforcement by […]

By Christopher G. Burns People who ride bicycles are put in jeopardy when trying to ride across open metal grating bridges, sewer grates and storm drains. Metal grating bridges may have gaps between grating sections which can swallow bike tires. The grating itself can be slippery. This photo shows one particularly dangerous gap – large […]

Most cyclists admit that they have been frequently fearful while riding their bicycles. In the 2012 National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitude and Behavior compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, it was reported that about 1 out of 8 cyclists felt their personal safety was threatened – on their very last bike […]

By Christopher G. Burns The Florida Department of Transportation and the Public Works departments of Florida counties and cities have failed to take advantage of an excellent roadway traffic sign meant to improve bicycle safety. More expansive utilization of this sign needs to occur. In 2011, the Florida Department of Transportation adopted a newly designed […]

A nationwide study about pedestrian injuries and fatalities was just released. The 2014 “Dangerous By Design” Report finds that FOUR FLORIDA CITIES – Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami – are the four most dangerous cities in the United States for pedestrians. This is disappointing and tragic – but it should come as no surprise. […]

Wayne Hogan appeared on First Coast News during Distracted Driving Awareness Month to get the message out: One text or call can wreck it all. He called distracted driving a national epidemic that’s more common than the flu. When asked which is a bigger problem, texting while driving or talking on the phone while driving, […]

Wayne Hogan appeared as a guest on WJCT’s First Coast Connect to discuss Florida’s new law that prohibits  texting-while-driving.  It went into effect October 1st. The new law makes it a secondary offense to text and drive and carries a $30 fine plus court costs.  While it’s a good first step, Hogan said much more needs […]

The number of motorcyclists on the road in Florida has steadily increased every year for the past decade. In addition to our resident riders, Florida is a popular tourist destination and a host to a number of motorcycle events. Unfortunately, as the number of motorcycles on the road has increased, the likelihood and frequency of […]

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