Here at The Kyle Law Firm we can only encourage people who use bicycles
for their daily commute or just to get around the city. Riding a bicycle
is great fun, provides healthy exercise, is environmentally friendly and
inexpensive. Nobody likes being stuck in traffic, traveling slower than
the pedestrians around you. While Austin traffic might not be as bad as
that of other major cities in the U.S., let’s be honest, it is not
that great either. Unfortunately, as a cyclist you are a lot more vulnerable
in traffic, which means that most accidents involving a cyclist result
in severe injuries or even death for the cyclist. To avoid getting hurt
in an accident, it is important to always stay vigilant and anticipate
on what kind of maneuvers the vehicles around you might make. Here are
a few tips for staying safe on the road with your bicycle.
Maintain Your Bicycle
Always make sure that your tires are properly inflated and in good condition,
your brakes are working well so you can stop your bicycle in an instant
in case it’s necessary, and that you have proper lights on your
bicycle if you ride it when it’s dark.
For any maneuver you make, signal clearly using one of your arms so vehicles
around you know what you are about to do.
Obey Traffic Laws
As a cyclist you have the same rights and duties as other vehicles on the
road, so don’t ignore a stop sign or a red light because you think
it’s ok to do so as a cyclist.
Become a Skilled Cyclist
While riding a bicycle isn’t exactly rocket science, it can still
take some time to become a skilled cyclist, especially if you didn’t
learn it as a child. Practice in areas without traffic until you feel
like you have complete control over your bicycle.
Bicycle accidents often have devastating consequences. In case you’ve
been injured in a bicycle accident involving a negligent driver, make
sure to talk to an injury attorney about your case. The bicycle accident
attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm have the necessary experience to retrieve
the compensation that you are entitled to.Contact us today to discuss your case.