Follow These Simple Safety Tips to Avoid a Bike AccidentPosted on August 18, 2014
Safety Tips for Cyclist
Having cycled in the Dallas community for many years, we here at Cyclist at Law know just how enjoyable it is to spend countless hours out on the road. Unfortunately, we are also keenly aware of the dangers it introduces and the damage that can occur in a bike accident. We would like to see the incidence of these types of accidents decrease significantly, which is why we have created this simple list of safety tips:
• Know the rules of the road
• Ride defensively
• If possible, avoid traffic-dense areas
• Increase your visibility with bright colors
• Ride with a group
Keeping these tips in mind can help you avoid a bike accident.
Know and Abide by the Rules of the Road
As cyclists, it is important for us to remember that we are subject to the same rules of the road as motor vehicles and that these rules are in place for safety purposes. Abiding by the rules of the road will help keep you safe. However, you should also keep in mind that inattentive drivers are often responsible for bike accidents, so make sure that you are always keenly aware of your surroundings and that you are riding defensively. Whenever possible, it is best to try to ride with at least one other person so that you are more visible to drivers.
Always Wear Protective Gear
If you are in a bike accident, then having on protective gear will help you by minimizing the damage the accident causes. You should always wear protective gear, even on shorter rides. After all, accidents can happen at any time.
If you are in need of a Dallas attorney because you have been in an accident, please call Cyclist at Law at either 800-877-6188 or 972-392-1249 at your earliest convenience so that we can offer our expert assistance.