Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
Legally, bicycles traveling on a road are required to be treated the same way as any other vehicle traveling on the road. This means that bicyclists need to obey the same laws as other drivers. Don’t run red lights, change lanes without signaling, or commit other infractions. If you would not do it in a car, don’t do it on a bike…That being said, a cyclist’s physical safety should be considered when encountering them on the road. A cyclist’s safety isn’t just the cyclist’s responsibility. While infrastructure improvements are helping to make cycling safer, such as Bicycle Lanes. Observing those lanes and staying out of them if you are using any other vehicle is everyone’s responsibility. Adult cyclists are fully aware of how vulnerable they are sharing a lane with other vehicles. You should be also.
Protective gear every cyclist should own.
Visibly bright front and back lights, a good helmet, safety glasses, avoid dark clothing. Protective suits that help prevent road rash burns in the case of a fall when riding are essential. Bright reflective strips on clothing and your bicycle make for good sense practices. A rechargeable air horn in good working order is also advised.
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