May is National Bike Month, which means it’s a great time to brush up on bicycle safety whether you are a bicyclist or a driver who shares the road with bicycles. In Texas, bicyclists may use the public streets as long as they follow all the same rules that motor vehicles must follow, like riding on the right, stopping at red lights and stop signs, and signaling their turns.
When drivers become distracted or bicyclists don’t follow the rules of the road, serious injuries can result. Here are the five most common bicycle and car accidents handled by Texas bicycle accident lawyers:
- A car turns right across a bicyclist’s path. This commonly happens when the motorist doesn’t check for bicycles before turning or the bicyclist is in the car’s “blind spot.” Read the rest »
May is National Bike Month, and communities throughout Texas will be celebrating by learning more about bicycle safety. Experienced Waco, Texas bicycle accident attorneys will be joining in the festivities as well.
Both bicyclists and motorists must work together to keep bicyclists safe on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle accident rates throughout the country continue to hold steady or to rise, even as accident rates for cars continue to fall. Whether you’re riding your bicycle or driving a vehicle, you can help protect yourself and others from accidents by applying safety tips like these: Read the rest »
As the number of bicyclists increases on many Texas roads, so does the number of bike accidents that occur each day. It seems that an unfortunate consequence of turning to this more health-conscious mode of transportation is the risk of suffering serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage, in the event of a collision.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most catastrophic and fatal bike accidents occur as the result of a negligent motorist, despite efforts to raise awareness among drivers that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as they do.
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