Bicycling can be a convenient way of getting around; however, it can also be very dangerous, which is why it is important to practice every precaution to reduce the severity and/or the chances of a bicycle accident.
When riding a bicycle, you should always do the following:
Always wear a fitted bicycle helmet: Bicyclists should always wear a fitted bicycle helmet, as it can reduce the risk of a brain injury.
Make sure your bicycle fits your size and weight: If your bicycle does not fit your size or weight properly, it can increase the chances of a bicycle accident.
Use required lighting at night: As a bicyclist, you should always equip your bike with the required lighting at night to make yourself visible to other motorists on the road.
Use the bicycle lane: Bike lanes are protected lanes to increase the space between moving vehicles, which can make all the difference in safety for bicyclists.
Bicycle maintenance: You should always make sure that your bike tires are properly inflated and your brakes are working properly. Inspect your bicycle for any cracks in the frame or any other damage.
By practicing these steps, it can reduce the chances of a bicycle accident. Always remain vigilant while riding a bike to prevent an accident. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bicycle accident due to the fault of another, you should contact a bicycle accident lawyer to help you with your claim.
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