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A Reminder To Share The Road As ‘Snowbird Season’ Begins In South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With the arrival of October in Florida comes shorter days, cooler weather, and the beginning of snowbird season. While some northerners don’t come down to Southern Florida until after the holidays, many make the trek as soon as Autumn sets in. And more people also means more vehicles on the road. The Florida Department… Read More »

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New Laws & Regulations For Bicyclists And Motorists In Effect

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

New regulations for bicyclists and motorists are now in effect with the passage of Senate Bill 950 as of July 1, 2021. According to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the new laws enact the following: Defines the terms “bicycle lane” and “separated bicycle lane”; Provides requirements for a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other… Read More »

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Fatal Bicycle Crash Occurs on Same Day as Bicycle Safety Webinar

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On Monday, March 22nd Pike & Lustig hosted a Bicycle Safety Panel with Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert S. Weinroth and other community leaders to talk about bicycle safety, why there has been a recent increase in accidents, and what needs to be done to keep everyone safe. That same night, another fatal… Read More »

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March Was Bike Safety Month In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Though bicyclists and pedestrians represent just 2 percent of commuters in Palm Beach County, they made up a whopping 30 percent of all transportation-related fatalities on county roadways from 2018-2020, according to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency. Here’s what you need to know to help raise awareness of bicycle safety in the Sunshine… Read More »

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Four Bicycle Safety Tips for Parents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Bicycles are a great form of fun, exercise, and ever transportation for children. At the same time, bikes can also be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not taken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 475,000 people are injured in bicycle accidents every year. Alarmingly, public safety experts note that… Read More »

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The Community is Remembering a Popular Florida High School Student who was Killed in Tragic Bicycle Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from the Miami Herald, a promising local high school student has passed away after a horrific bicycle accident in Sunny Isles Beach. Sholem Benchimol—the son of a prominent South Florida Rabbi—was a talented soccer player who was well-liked by friends and classmates. Tragically, the teenager was killed in April after… Read More »

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Florida One of the Most Dangerous States to Ride a Bicycle

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Every Saturday afternoon you and your family go for a bike ride. You make sure your kids all have their helmets on and your baby is strapped safely into their safety seat before heading out. It was supposed to be like any other afternoon bicycle ride your family has taken before. Little did you… Read More »

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Causes of Bicycle Accidents and How to Protect Yourself

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Riding a bicycle is a fun way to get from Point A to Point B. It’s also a good way to get some much-needed exercise. However, bike riding is not without its dangers. Bicyclists are vulnerable to the various dangers on the roadway.  Bikes are much smaller than passenger vehicles. Plus, a bicyclist has… Read More »

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