Spring has sprung and the weather seems to be cooperating with warmer temperatures and beautifully sunny days. This is welcome news for all of us who have been homebound for what was an incredibly cold and snowy few months of winter. With the sun shining and warmer temperatures, many of us are ready to hop on our bikes and start riding. What a treat it is to feel the warm wind on our face as we zip through the city with ease. Nothing could come in between you and your ride except the possibility of a devastating New Have bike accident that could lead you to injury.
There is only one way to pump the breaks on the start of another promising biking season and that is to injure yourself early in the season. This is a particularly dangerous time of year too because people who are driving around the city are not used to bicycles being out because there have been fewer of them on the roads in the winter months. With the influx of new riders, this can be a dangerous time for all vehicles on the road. As a bicyclist you can do a few things to help protect yourself. We’ve listed the top 3 ways you can stay safe while riding your bike through New Haven below;
- Always wear a helmet. While the helmet law does not cover all riders, it is one of the best ways you can ensure that you will not get seriously injured when riding.
- Obey all street signs. It might be tempting to get comfortable riding and blow through a stop sign or try and speed up to pass through a yellow light before it turns, but there are also drivers out there doing these same things and if they “beat you to your spot” it could be with devastating impact and lead to a terrible injury.
- Wear the appropriate clothing. Dark clothes can make you difficult to see. Wear clothes that are light colored and can be easily seen from a distance.
There is nothing you can do to 100% prevent yourself from getting into a New Haven bike accident, but following these three simple steps can help keep you as safe as possible. When you are riding you will want to follow these safety measures so you can arrive at your destination refreshed and injury free.
If you or a loved one were out riding your bike through the city and got injured, you may need an attorney to review your case. Contact our office for a review.