Warmer weather is finally here. That’s means a lot of Hoosiers are leaving their cars in the driveway, dusting off their bicycles, and hitting the streets. Not only are they saving on gas, but they’re keeping fit and soaking up the nice weather as well. But there are dangers that can’t be overlooked, because when cars and bikes share the roads accidents do still happen.
The sheer size difference between a bike and a car means that accidents between the two don’t usually end well for the bicyclists. And there’s reason to be even more concerned as a cyclist in our state. According to the League of American Bicyclists, Indiana is one of the ‘least bicycle-friendly states’ in the entire country.
That’s an image problem that we can hopefully turn around with more bike paths and lanes. But that change in infrastructure takes time to implement. What can we do to stay safe in the meantime?
As a cyclist, one way to stay safe is by always wearing a helmet. A traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of death after a serious bike accident, and proper head protection can reduce your chance of severe injury greatly. Visibility is also incredibly important. If possible ride with other cyclists as motorists are much more likely to see a group than a single rider.
But motorists and bicyclists both share in the responsibility. It’s all about awareness. It’s all about taking the time to stay alert and taking a personal stake in keeping everyone on our roads safe.
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No matter what you ride or drive, we want you to reach your destination safely. But unfortunately, sometimes the worst happens, and you find yourself in a serious accident. If you’re injured in that accident you could be left buried under a mountain of medical bills.
But there’s something you can do if you are injured by someone else’s negligence – Contact the Ken Nunn Law Office. We’ve been serving the people of Indiana for 45 years. We know the devastation that can follow an injury accident and that’s why we offer free case reviews to victims of negligence. When you’re hurt we can help, so contact us today and let us get started on your Indianapolis injury accident claim right away.
Source. WISHtv.com, ‘http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/mixing-bikes-and-cars-can-be-dangerous,’ May 05, 2013.