It is the middle of the summer and the weather has been gorgeous! In addition to spending time at beaches and ballfields, many in New Haven pull out their bicycles for a ride. Even though bicycles are fun, they pose safety risks for riders. Below are some safety tips for staying safe and avoiding a New Haven personal injury lawyer:
- Wear your helmet properly. Helmets are only effective at preventing head injuries when they are worn properly which is level, snug, and with a chin strap.
- Ride single file. When traveling on roadways, bicyclists should be single file except when it is safe to pass.
- Ride as far to the right as it is safe. Staying on the edge of the road may be dangerous, but the travel lane will make it easy for drivers to see you.
- Follow the rules of the road. Obey stop signs and traffic signals as you would if you were driving a car. Always ride on the right in the direction of traffic. Yield to pedestrians in or at crosswalks. Avoid riding on sidewalks.
If you or your loved one was injured in a accident, the experienced New Haven personal injury lawyers at The LoRicco Law Firm can help.