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FLORIDA LEADS NATION IN FATAL BIKE CRASHES

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Ted Zelman Bike Law is your source for legal information and advice. Ted Zelman is an experienced Trial Lawyer who combines his knowledge of the law with his passion for bicycling.

The foremost goal of Ted Zelman Bike Law is the safety of bicyclists, as well as motorcyclists and pedestrians, on Florida roads and trails. We provide news and information pertinent to bike riders. We also provide advice and legal representation to those who have been injured as a result of a bike crash.

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Ted Zelman has over thirty years experience representing the interests of Florida bicyclists who have been injured in bike accidents. He is a member of the Florida. Justice Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been honored as a Florida Super Lawyer every year since 2010. Ted Zelman is also active in the cycling, running and triathlon community and is a veteran competitor in these sports.

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Obeying the rules of the road is essential. Ted Zelman Bike Law will help you by explaining laws that pertain to bicyclists and others on the road. This video shows the potentially catastrophic consequences that can occur when you do not obey the law.

A new government report tells us what bicycle riders in Florida already know: Florida is a dangerous place to ride a bike!

The study focused on the years 2010-2012. During the that time, there were 338 bicycle fatalities in Calfornia. Florida with half the population of California, had 329 fatalities. No other state had as many as 150 bike deaths.

Florida also has the highest rate of bike riders killed as a percentage of all traffic fatalities. Nationally, 2% of all traffic fatalities are bike riders. In Florida, 5% are bike riders.

Almost 90% of all bicycle fatalities are adults. More than 2 of 3 bike fatalities were not wearing a helment. More than 1 of 4 were legally intoxicated.

The report talks about the three E's of safety: education,enforcement and engineering as ways to reduce bike fatalities. 

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