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Bicycle accidents saw jump in past 2 years

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Getting around on a bicycle has become more dangerous these days, and it could be because of the economy.

Police said the number of accidents involving bikes has jumped dramatically in the past two years.

The severity of those crashes has also increased.

In Burbank alone this year, there have been more than 32 bike crashes. There were 27 for all of 2007.

Police said with tight budgets, more people are using bikes instead of cars, and some of those new cyclists don't know all the rules of the road.

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