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Cycling Safely As The Weather Improves This Spring


Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on May 16, 2014 in Advice

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It’s spring here in South Bend, which means more people will be out travelling on their bicycles. With more cyclists on the road, though, there is a greater chance of a bicycle-motor vehicle accidents.

Because it’s National Bike Safety Month, we should take some time to remind ourselves of how to bike, and share the road, safely.

Some interesting facts about cycling and sharing the road are that 96 percent of cycling deaths are due to crashes with motor vehicles, 85 percent of all head injuries could have been avoided by wearing a helmet properly, and 85 percent of all crashes occur within 5 blocks of home. It is important to remember that cyclists must obey the same traffic laws as motorists. Cyclists need to remember to obey traffic lights, traffic signs, yield to pedestrians, and signal lane changes and turns just like a motorist would. Cyclists should also wear appropriate safety gear, making sure that it fits properly.

If you are a cyclist and you take all of the right precautions, you still find yourself the victim of an accident on or off the road, contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

An experienced attorney can help you make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.