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4 Bicycle Safety Tips


Bicycling is an ideal activity for adults and children to enjoy fresh air, reduce stress and anxiety, improve physical health, and protect the environment. Despite its many environmental, financial, and physical benefits, the unfortunate reality is there are many risks and hazards associated with bicycling. Bicycle safety is extremely crucial and it can make the difference between life or death.

Whether riding a bike is your primary source of transportation or simply a hobby you occasionally partake in, remember the following safety tips before you hit the road:

  • Always wear a helmet--no excuses! The most experienced cyclist will vouch for its life-saving abilities and won’t ride without protective gear. This includes elbow and knee pads, proper footwear, sunglasses, and anything else you may need.
  • Follow all street signs and traffic signals.
  • Make sure to wear brightly colored clothing. When visibility is poor or when riding at night, wear reflectors to alert drivers of where you are at all times.
  • Beware of parked cars. Riding alongside a non-moving vehicle poses the risk of the driver or passenger suddenly opening their door. The sheer impact can knock you unconscious.

Most drivers and pedestrians fail to share the road with bicyclists, which is why you must be extra vigilant when it comes to your own safety. Though you cannot control the recklessness of others, you can ensure the steps you are taking will protect you to the best of your ability.

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Our personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of James M. Stanley have established an unparalleled reputation as trustworthy and compassionate advocates since 1976. If you or someone you love has been injured a bicycle accident at the hands of another’s negligent or reckless behavior, we will fight to hold the responsible party accountable, no matter how much time or effort it takes.

To schedule an initial case evaluation, don’t hesitate to call (817) 591-4222 today.

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