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Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Head Injuries: Can a Helmet Stop Them All?

Published on October 27, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injuries

  People are more aware of head and brain injuries now than ever before. Concussions are such a common topic of conversation that college football changed its rules and Hollywood made a movie about the issue. However, football is not the only sport where these injuries occur. In fact, cycling causes more head injuries than…

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TRAX is More Dangerous Than You Realize

Published on May 14, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Bicycle Accidents, Bicycle Safety, Pedestrian Accidents, Train Accidents

Red line TRAX train at daybreak

The average car (empty) weighs 1.75 tons and the average person weighs 178 pounds (on an empty stomach). By contrast, the TRAX light rail weighs about 27 times more than your car and 542 times more than you. But what do those numbers really mean? Whether you are with or without your car, TRAX will win every…

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9 Reasons Why You Should Start Cycling Today

Published on December 26, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents, Community Involvement

women at stop with her bike

Have you ever seen cyclists on the road and thought to yourself: “Why are they riding a bike?” We can all imagine the physical health benefits that cycling provides; however there are also several psychological benefits as well. Additionally, cycling is good for the planet. Below are 9 reasons that you should start cycling. Lose…

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Personal Injury Accidents We Work With

Published on July 31, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents

Personal injury law exists to protect victims who have been harmed by the negligence or intentional harm of others. Because there are so many ways that people can get injured, there are many different reasons for personal injury cases. At Christensen & Hymas, we make ourselves available to cover many different accident types: Bicycle accidents Cyclists are more prone…

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Legalities of Cycling on State Highways – Illegal roads Ror Utah cyclists

Published on May 21, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents

"Highway Cyclists"

State Cycling Rules As the weather continues to get warmer, cycling is becoming a more popular mode of transportation. While cyclists are awarded many of the same road privileges as motorists, it is important to understand that there are cycling restrictions on some Utah State Highways. Many people ask where cycling is and is not allowed in Utah. Below…

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Dear Motorist Video Changes Lives

Published on January 13, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents, Distracted Driving

The Dear Motorist Video was released on December 4, 2013 and has begun changing lives and saving lives.  The video has garnered over 120,000 views and is climbing daily with thousands of shares and likes via social media.  The video highlights the love cyclists share for taking their bike out on a ride; the adrenaline…

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3 Utah Summer Bicycling Events You Can Participate in

Published on May 20, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists whose mounts have been waiting out the winter patiently will need no excuse to take to the streets on their bipedalled friends once again, now that the weather has warmed.  Yet, for those who still haven’t stretched out their wheels, here is a good excuse to do just that:  May is Utah Bike Month!…

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8 Interesting Facts about Bicycles

Published on March 28, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Bicycle Accidents

The prevailing attitude in the United States at present is that bicycles, while beneficial to both rider and community, are primarily a novel intruder on roads reserved to accommodate motor vehicles.  Bicycle accidents would not take place if bicyclists didn’t insist on darting out of nowhere onto a path designed for use by cars; their…

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