Cycling is a great way to keep in shape. It’s fun and it provides a thorough workout. Cycling can also be dangerous, especially when it occurs around other vehicles. Knowing a few rules for cycling safety can help you stay safe on the road.
Wear a Helmet
First and foremost, always wear a helmet. The use of a helmet can reduce the risk of serious injury by a significant amount. The law requires children to wear helmets, but it is highly recommended for everyone. Helmets should be replaced regularly or after being in a crash.
Follow Traffic Signs and Signals
Most states consider bicycles to be vehicles and treat them as such. This means that you need to follow all traffic signs, signals, and other rules of the road. Similarly, you should never ride against traffic. Ensure that you make hand signals before doing anything and make eye contact with drivers to ensure that they see you.
Ensure that you are always visible to drivers. Wear bright or reflective clothing. If you are cycling at night, you should use lights to maximize your visibility. Making certain that drivers can see you is essential for your safety.
There are many other ways you can increase your safety while cycling. You should ensure that your bike is in good repair to prevent unexpected problems while on the road. Keep an eye out for hazards on the road that may result in loss of control over the bicycle. It is important to always be aware of your surroundings while riding a bicycle, because car accidents involving cyclists can be deadly.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while cycling, you may want to obtain legal guidance. You don’t have to handle all of the recovery stress by yourself! To obtain high-quality representation, contact us at LeBaron & Jensen today!