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May is National Bike Month: 5 Safety Tips

May is National Bike Month: 5 Safety Tips

Cars and trucks rule the road, but bicyclists are entitled to the same respect and regard as other vehicles. However, other drivers sometimes adopt a reckless attitude towards bicyclists and fail to share the road as they should. Though bicycling is an excellent form of transportation for its incredible health and environmental benefits, there are many dangerous risks for cyclists riding near negligent motorists.

Though accidents are not predictable, they are preventable. Because bicycle accidents are often devastating for the cyclist, it is vital to take the necessary protective measures. Doing so could be the difference between life or death.

Next time you get on your bicycle, remember the following safety tips:

  • Helmets save lives. Safety gear may not be convenient or fashionable, but it will single-handedly prevent a fatality.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing to increase your visibility and add reflective gear if you are biking at night.
  • Watch out for road hazards such as potholes, cracks, broken asphalt, unclearly marked lanes, etc.
  • Keep an eye out for drivers or passengers exiting their vehicle. A suddenly opening car door can cause severe damage on impact.
  • Follow all traffic laws. Cyclists must follow the same rules of the road as other vehicles.

Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today

At Christian & Christian, we are committed to helping the disenfranchised have their voice be heard. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you are not alone. Our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience in advocating on behalf of those seeking the compensation they deserve. With us on your side, winning has never been easier.

Interested in speaking to a representative of our firm? Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (864) 408-8890.


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