It's not a big surprise that California leads the nation, year after year, in bicycle fatalities. We have the most people. We have more bicyclists. We have the most miles of roads and highways of any other state. And we know that the car is king in California.
Over the last few years, gas prices have generally been on an upward trend. Knowing the expense associated with driving, particularly in local traffic, many people have turned to alternative modes of transportation. Many people have found that biking is an effective way to move around a city, in addition to getting exercise.
There is an old saying that compares easy, hard-to-forget actions as being just "like riding a bike." But the truth is that riding a bike in California may not be as simple as people think. This is because bicyclists, often through no fault of their own, are in serious danger of getting injured or killed in an accident.