Clearwater Bicycle Accident Injuries and Attention to Rules of the Road
With gas prices up, a challenged economy, obesity and diabetes on the rise, garaging the car and breaking out the bike makes more sense than ever. As more people are taking up cycling for fitness, fun, or as a primary means of transportation, it is becoming increasingly important for drivers and cyclists to learn how to share the roads safely to prevent bicycle accident injuries.
Here in Pinellas County, cyclists have the advantage of some terrific trails, the Pinellas Trail and the Ream Wilson Trail for example, that make riding a pleasure. But when riding your bike on one of these wonderful trails or bicycling on Clearwater streets, there is still danger of being hit by a car. Florida has one of the highest rates of fatal bicycle accidents in the nation.
Drivers too often fail to pay attention to cyclists, and some cyclists really don’t know the rules of safe cycling on the roads. Some bicycle accident injuries are caused by driver distraction, and other accidents happen because drivers become impatient with the slower speed of a bicycle. A person who rides or pushes a bicycle through a crosswalk still risks being hit by a car, even when the rider has the right of way. A person injured in a bicycle accident should speak with a bicycle injury attorney as soon as possible.
We help people everyday who have been injured in bicycle accidents by no fault of their own. Contact us today for a free case consultation at 1-888-340-0840.
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