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What Is the Uber/Lyft Child Policy?

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare apps have become the chosen method of transportation for thousands of people around the world – including plenty of minors. Uber and Lyft are convenient and affordable ways to get around for those who are too young to drive or who don’t have vehicles. Yet a great deal of misinformation surrounds the safety of minor rideshare passengers. Before you send your child off in an Uber or Lyft, learn the facts about each company’s child passenger policy – and how safe they are for kids. Do Uber and Lyft Allow Child Passengers? Yes, both rideshare…

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San Francisco Skateboarders: Know Your Legal Rights

San Francisco is a popular city for skateboarders. Many come from around the country to skate the city’s legendary hills, while others are residents who use skateboards instead of cars to get around in busy traffic. It is no surprise, therefore, those skateboard-vehicle collisions are rather common. In 2015, traffic accidents injured and killed 822 pedestrians in San Francisco. Unfortunately, negative stereotypes against skateboarders often lead to unfair dealings – even if the skateboarder wasn’t at fault for the accident. As a San Francisco skateboarder, learn your rights to protect yourself against traffic citations and unfunded liability for a personal…

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California Tops the List in Fatal Bicycle Crashes

California is the most dangerous state in the country for bicyclists. More bicyclists died in California than in any other state in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With 147 pedal cyclist fatalities, California outstripped the second-highest state (Florida) by nine deaths. This is, unfortunately, a trend that continues year after year in the Golden State. As a bicyclist in California, take your safety into your own hands. Do not depend on drivers to follow the rules, watch the road, or prevent collisions. Instead, learn why bicycle collisions happen and how to prevent them. Being proactive…

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Most Dangerous Areas for San Francisco Bicyclists [New study]

San Francisco is widely considered one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, scoring high in both road safety and accessibility to the city’s diverse neighborhoods. However, despite the city’s embrace of bicycling as a viable method of transportation, its compact intersections and frequently busy roads still make bicycle collisions a regular occurrence, with many leading to serious injury and even death. We wanted to properly assess where bicycle collisions occur more frequently across the city, so we turned to data visualization firm 1Point21 Interactive for help. We analyzed five years of CHP crash data from 2013-2017 to pinpoint…

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