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When should bicyclists ‘take the lane’?

Most bicyclists understand that when a bike lane is not available they should ride with traffic, not against it. However, many cyclists mistakenly believe that they must always ride as far to the right as possible. Generally, cyclists riding with traffic should ride...

Which vehicles are the safest?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently listed the safest vehicles on the market. IIHS releases a similar list each year, but this year’s list is a little different.IIHS has always used scores from a variety of safety tests to determine their...

Do you know how to prevent dooring accidents?

Dooring accidents are one of the most common types of bicycle collisions. A dooring accident usually involves a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle opening the car door without looking behind the vehicle. A bicyclist who is approaching the vehicle may not have time...

The three key types of driving distractions

Everyone must pass a test to become a licensed driver, but the fact of the matter is not everyone is a great driver. And even great drivers make mistakes sometimes and get distracted. While more and more we are hearing about cell phones being the main cause of...

Austin scrambles to respond to electronic scooters

A lot has happened since late last year, when this blog last addressed the rapid rise of e-scooters in Austin.The battery- powered vehicles, made available via mobile app-based services, have been getting the attention of politicians, lawmakers, researchers and...

Drive safely around bikes

Biking is seeing a renaissance: It’s healthy, ecofriendly and a fun way to get around. With Austin ranked by Bicycling.com as one of the “Best Bike Cities in America,” it’s no surprise we’re seeing more bicycles on the road than ever before. With the increase in bike...

Why are they blocking traffic?

When you are in a hurry to get somewhere, little is more of an inconvenience than another vehicle blocking your way. And if you aren't careful, you may find yourself getting irritated without considering what happened or whether everyone's alright.In some instances,...