Bicyclist, 26, seriously injured after crashing into parked car on Gough Street in San Francisco, California

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A 26-year-old man was bicycling on Gough Street when a vehicle in front of him stopped and switched on her turn signal to turn into a parking space. He crashed into the back of the vehicle, suffering life-threatening injuries which included head trauma, internal bleeding, fractured ribs, and a punctured lung. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of his injuries… (more)

Some people feel that all cyclists should wear helmets. State Senate Bill 192, Bicycle Helmet and Reflectors, sponsored by Senator Carol Liu, would extend the helmet requirement to adults and also require all riders to wear reflective clothing when cycling at night. The bill was referred to the Transportation and Housing Committee. Contact Robert.Oakes@sen.ca.gov for details.

An extensive  list of state bills related to Transportation and Housing, and CEQA issues can be found here: https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/california-bills/
Let the state reps know how you feel. Contacts are here: https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/state-legislators/

Accident report site: http://accidentdatacenter.com/us/california/san-francisco-oakland-san-jose-ca/san-francisco/15/03/17/bicyclist-26-seriously-injured-after-crashing-parked-car-gough-street-san-francisco-california

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NMA California Alert: Speak up on Important Motorist Bills

This comes to us from National Motorists Association

Drivers’ rights activists in California are coming together to take action on these important motorist-related bills:

Assembly Bill 210 would open High Occupancy Vehicle lanes to general traffic during off-peak hours on select Los Angeles County highways. The NMA supports this measure and encourages you to contact your Assembly members and ask them to vote for AB 210.

Senate Bill 34 would increase privacy protections for data collected by automated license plate readers (ALPRs), including the imposition of security procedures and privacy policies, activity logs, and penalties for misuse of the data. ALPRs represent a growing threat to privacy, and such safeguards will help protect motorists’ rights. The NMA supports this measure and encourages you to contact your Senators as well as members of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and ask them to vote for SB 34.

Assembly Bill 162 would task the California Department of Transportation to conduct a study analyzing wrong-way driving on state highways and present recommendations to combat it. The NMA supports this measure and encourages you to contact your Assembly members as well as members of the Assembly Transportation Committee and ask them to vote for AB 162.

John Bowman, National Motorists Association
http://www.motorists.org/