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Bike to Work Week Highlights Dooring Still a Major Issue

Bike to Work Week is in full swing in British Columbia, and local news stories are highlighting caution and safety for bicyclists and drivers alike, as the occasion also marks the time of year when people are using the roads more.

With increased bicycle ridership during the summer months and more drivers travelling for summer holidays and trips, drivers are urged to share the road and be attentive to cyclists.

In British Columbia, 670 cyclists on average are injured and six are killed a year from motor vehicles. One major problem is “dooring,” when someone exiting a parked car hits an oncoming cyclist by opening their car door. Dooring accounts for over 7% of all bicycle accidents in the province.

Many cyclists in British Columbia are not even aware their injuries can be covered by insurance; furthermore, many of them have no or little experience in dealing with the relevant insurance companies. It’s important to know what your options are in protecting your rights and how to fight for fair compensation. If you are ever involved in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of an automobile driver, call at us 604-689-3883 or send us an email at info@BLWlawyers.com today.

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