Bikes are great ways to get around our busy city, but if you aren't
careful, biking can lead to a serious accident. In order to protect yourself
from damages, here are some bike safety tips you might find helpful.
Try to avoid busy streets – Sometimes this is impossible, but whenever the opportunity presents
itself, stay on the sidewalks or trails and off of the roads. Time may
be saved taking a more direct route, busy areas are naturally much more
likely to create safety issues for cyclists.
Make yourself visible – Without going overboard (although go ahead if you want to, it
cant hurt), adding either lighting or reflective colors to yourself or
bike will serve as a spotlight for drivers. Considering that drivers watch
for lights the entire time they are on the road, having a similar look
will make a big difference.
Signal your turns – Although it should be easy for drivers to discern the actions
or intentions of a cyclist, being demonstrative will be only help others
become aware of when you are stopping and which direction your are turning.
Do not use music players – In some case, such as mountain biking and trail riding, a music
player is only natural, but on the road, anything that obstructs your
senses must be removed.
Wear a helmet – This one is obvious, yet widely ignored. Large amounts of bicycle
injuries are the result of head or brain trauma.
If you've been in a bike accident and you suspect another party is
responsible, contact Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney right away for a