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Keeping safe while riding bikes

Posted on November 5, 2014 4:47 pm under Bicycle Accidents

The Wisconsin state traffic laws define bicycles as vehicles. As such, bicyclists on Wisconsin roadways must follow traffic rules and regulations that are relevant to any other motorists sharing the road with them. Because bicycles are among the most vulnerable of all vehicles, however, additional precautions must be taken by its users to prevent bicycle accidents that may cause damaging injuries and even death.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has provided some helpful tips to keep you and your bicycle safe from any incidents:

  • Follow general rules. Drive in the same direction as traffic, three feet away from sidewalks, curbs, debris, or parked vehicles.
  • Be visible. Ride 3 feet from cars in a straight line, and do not weave in and out of parked vehicles.
  • Be obvious. Make it clear where you are heading.
  • Wear safety gear. Wear a helmet and bright clothes.

Despite all these safety measures, some motorists are not aware that their irresponsibility and negligence on the road can result in devastating injuries to bicyclists. If you believe a negligent driver has caused you injury while riding a bicycle in Wisconsin, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you hold the other party accountable for all your losses. Contact us at (414) 271-0900 today.