Winter Cycling Safety Tips from the Cyclist at LawPosted on December 28, 2012
Winter is a dangerous time for bikers. The dropping temperatures bring unstable weather conditions, including dangerous winter storms. If you plan to ride your bicycle this winter, make sure that you practice winter cycling safety.
Dallas drivers are not always accustomed to sharing the road with cyclists. If you are injured in a bicycle accident, contact Bill Shirer, Cyclist at Law. He is a Dallas accident attorney who is dedicated to providing legal assistance to individuals who have been injured in bicycle accidents.
If you commute by bicycle, there may be days where your morning and evening commute are conducted in darkness. Whether you are biking during the day or at night, make sure other drivers and bikers can see you. Visibility is often the key to winter bicycle safety. Equip your bicycle with a headlight and taillight. Wear bright, reflective clothing to increase your visibility.
Prepare for Unexpected Weather Conditions
Winter weather in Dallas can be unpredictable and can include icy roads, freezing rain, or torrential downpours. These weather conditions can pose a serious risk to bicyclists.
Before you leave:
- Check the weather conditions.
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
- Plan your route carefully.
- Carry a cell phone in case of emergency.
Practice Safe Biking Habits
Regardless of the season, it’s important to practice safe biking habits.
- Wear a helmet to protect your head from the risk of traumatic brain injury in an accident.
- Obey all traffic rules and remain aware of your surroundings.
- Conduct regular maintenance to keep your bike in top working order.
Following these simple steps will minimize your risk of being injured in a bicycle accident.
If you are injured while cycling, contact Dallas accident attorney Bill Shirer immediately. He will guide you through every step of the legal process, helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call the Cyclist at Law at 800-877-6188.