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Bicycle Safety Tips

Bicycles are incredibly popular forms of transportation. They save money on gas, and they are a great form of exercise. Unfortunately, bicyclists are often vulnerable to devastating car accidents. Adhering to safety tips cannot completely negate the risk of a collision, but it could help minimize the risk of serious injury or death in the event of an encounter with an automobile.

Proper attire is one of the most important features in a bicyclist’s safety arsenal. Recommended bicycle clothing includes:

  • Helmet
  • Elbow pads
  • Knee pads
  • Brightly colored clothing
  • Reflective surfaces on helmet, shirt, shoes

Proper clothing is an important step toward a safer cycling experience. But cycling safety has other components, as well. When sharing the road with heavy vehicular traffic, bike riders may wish to bear the following tips in mind:

  • Use standardized hand signals to indicate turns
  • Use sidewalks or bike lanes when possible
  • Keep eyes and ears open to observe the movement of traffic

Sometimes, even when all of these safety tips are followed, cars still collide with bikes. The consequences of such accidents can be very serious. Cars must share the road with bicyclists, and car drivers may be liable for the damages they cause to bikers if they act negligently or recklessly.

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If you or someone you love has been injured by a car while riding a bike, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. The Milwaukee bike accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to tell you more about your legal options, so call us today at (414) 271-0900.