Bicycle Safety Tips for Summer | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog
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Bicycle accidents bring nearly half a million people into U.S. emergency rooms each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Approximately 700 of those patients die as a result of their injuries. Bicycles can be dangerous for kids and adults, alike. Before you take to the road or trail next time, be sure to take your health and safety into consideration. AAA offers these bicycle safety tips for people of all ages:
“Wear a helmet that fits properly. A bicycle helmet should fit comfortable and snug. Helmet straps should always be buckled.
Help drivers to see you. Wear light or brightly colored clothing. Make sure your bike is equipped with reflectors.
Ride on the right side of the road, with the flow of traffic.
When riding in a group, form a single line on the right-hand side of the roadway. Be sure to leave plenty of room between you and the bike in front of you, in case you need to stop suddenly.
Don’t take chances, and don’t wear headphones. Watch what is going on around you. Safe bicycle riding requires your full attention.”
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