With the balmy temperatures of Southern California, biking is a common
form of transportation and one that greatly benefits the environment.
But without proper safety habits, bikes can also be extremely dangerous.
One study showed that an average of two people lost their lives each day
due to bicycle accidents in a single year.
So how do we prevent these accidents? Given that May is Bicycle Safety
Month, it seemed like the perfect time to brush up on best biking practices
for both children and adults. You never know what you’ll encounter
on your bike and safety knows no age limits!
What is the “Be a Roll Model” campaign?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designed a safety
campaign called “Be a Roll Model.” The purpose of the campaign
is to encourage safe behaviors for everyone on the road, bikers included.
If everyone does their part to make the road a safer place, together we
can reduce accidents and minimize injuries and deaths.
Be a “roll model” by practicing the following tips:
- Always ride focused, never distracted
- Always ride prepared and expect the unexpected
- Always put safety first by wearing a helmet and maintaining your bike
- Always follow the rules of the road
- Always share the road and look out for other bikers and vehicles
Even with the best safety habits, you can’t protect yourself from
everything on the road. Bicycle accidents occur each day and are often
very serious. If you were injured and believe someone else is at fault,
turn to our firm! We are dedicated advocates for those suffering because
of someone else’s carelessness. The sooner you call, the sooner
you can get your life back to normal.
Schedule your free consultation today to speak with our Orange County bicycle accident attorney!