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Welcome to May, marking the start of National Bicycle Safety Month! At Fielding Law, we are committed to your safety, providing top-notch biking tips to ensure every ride is as secure as it is enjoyable. Let us gear up together and celebrate safe cycling adventures this month. Whether you are an expert rider or just starting, our team is here to support you every pedal of the way. 

Understand The Risks

A lovely day out cycling can quickly become dangerous when you are unprepared for the risks of the road. Over 130,000 cyclists are injured in preventable accidents every year (CDC). Many factors can cause a bicycle accident, but there are ways to lower the risk of serious injuries.    

Tips to Stay Safe as a Cyclist

Prioritize Bicycle Maintenance

Proper bicycle care will save you money in the long run and keep you safe while on the road. Before heading out, check for the following:  

  • Ensure your tires have proper inflation  
  • Double-check your brakes are working  
  • Make sure your light and reflectors are clean and visible  
  • Check for any loose components and unusual sounds  
Wear Safety Gear

When it comes to bicycle riding, remember that brighter is better. Wear reflective gear to make yourself as visible as possible to drivers. Most importantly, wear a helmet! This can protect you from serious injuries in case of a fall. It may even save your life.  

Stay Alert

Always be aware of your surroundings and practice defensive riding. Pay attention to the road and any hazards that may come your way. This can prevent you from any sudden reactions that can put you in harm’s way.  

 Obey Rules of the Road

Like any other vehicle on the road, bicycles must obey traffic laws. Always ride in the same direction as traffic. Make sure to obey all lights and stop signs to protect yourself and others. Take the time to learn traffic hand signals to effectively communicate your next move to drivers.   

Fielding Law is Here for you

As we head into National Bicycle Safety Month, make it a priority to ride responsibly without risking your well-being. If you are injured as a cyclist, Fielding Law is prepared to assist you every step in your pursuit of justice. Call 833.88.SHARK for a free legal consultation to help you navigate the complexities of a bicycle accident.  

Note: Information provided is for educational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney for legal concerns.