Cycling is one of the healthiest activities you can enjoy. At the same time, you can get from place to place for nearly free (if you do not take into consideration the energy that you use).
However, many people give up on cycling simply because of the high number of accidents that occur on a daily basis.
There is a safe way of enjoying cycling and at the same time, being away from danger. Here are some safety tips that will help keep you safe on the road.
Follow The Traffic Laws
The highway Code exists for a reason. You cannot simply cycle in the middle of the street and expect to be safe and out of danger. Instead, you should stick to your lane, if there is one. If not, simply ride close to the edge of the road. Or even better, cycle on the pavement unless it is a designated cycle path.
Be Careful Of The Weather Changes
IF the weather suddenly changes, you want to adapt or get to where you are going quickly. You do not want to be caught in the middle of the street during a rain shower or snow.
If the weather broadcast suggests that there will be rain, fog, mist or a blizzard today, be sure to prepare yourself. Either do not go for a ride or equip the right uniform and wear a protective helmet. Watch out for the slippery surfaces and how you hit the brakes.
If you find yourself in a car accident which may not have been your fault, contact our Bicycle Accident Attorney. They will help investigate the accident and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Be Sure That Others Can See You
Being surrounded by motorists sounds dangerous, but if you are riding in your lane, wearing protecting uniform and if you made sure that you can be seen all the time, you have nothing to worry about.
Most of the time cyclists end up in an accident is because they cannot be seen by motorists. Whether they are wearing black during the night, or not being properly dressed as to reflect the lights in dark areas, they are in constant danger of being hit by other vehicles.
To ensure that the other motorists can see you at all time, wear bright colors. Also, wear a fluorescent yellow or green west at night to be visible to other drivers. Be sure that your bicycle has a light (both in the front and the rear) and stay away from the middle of the road.
Stay On Your Guard
Always be on the lookout for dangerous and potentially aggressive drivers. They can easily be seen and spotted ahead of time, and if you do spot them, get off the road and let them pass. The safest thing to do is let them create some distance between the two of you.
If you end up injured or hit as a result of someone else’s aggressive or reckless behavior, our Car Accident Attorneys in San Diego will gladly help you obtain the compensation for your injuries, and file a claim against the reckless or aggressive driver. Give us a call right away and schedule your free consultation.