Although there are people who enjoy riding their bicycle year-round, many wait until the summer months to really get involved.
From suburban roadways to downtown corridors, bicycles are everywhere. For this reason, there is always the chance of a bicyclist being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Here are three summer bike safety tips to follow:
- Wear a helmet at all times. It does not matter where you are riding or how far you are traveling, you should always wear a helmet. This can help prevent serious injury or save your life in the event of an accident.
- Be seen. From dawn to dusk, do whatever you can to be seen by others. This typically means wearing bright clothing and adding reflectors to your bicycle. When others can see you, there is a lesser chance of being involved in an accident.
- Check your bike before jumping in the saddle. Do the brakes work? Are your tires properly inflated? If you find something wrong with your equipment, take care of the problem before riding.
With these summer bike safety tips in mind, you can better enjoy yourself while also preventing an accident.
If you are injured in a bicycle accident this summer, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information regarding your legal rights.