As Spring Blooms, Here Are Five Tips To Avoid A Connecticut Bike Accident

Monday, March 8th, 2021 by | Posted In: Bike Accidents

After a long, cold, and snowy winter, cyclists are excited to get back on their bikes and head out for a refreshing spring ride.  As the snow banks melt away and the roads become clear again bike riding will once again become a favorite pastime of many.  

With higher bike traffic there are likely going to be more incidents of Connecticut bike accidents.  If you are heading out on the road on your bike, we hope you have an incredible ride and you follow these five safety tips so you can avoid injury and arrive at your destination safely.

Tip #1: Wear a helmet.  While not all riders are required to wear a helmet in Connecticut it is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself safe.

Tip #2: Follow all street signs.  Remember you are sharing the road with motorized vehicles and it is incumbent on you to make sure you are following the rules of the road as well.

Tip #3: Ride with traffic.  Bicycles should ride in the same direction as the traffic and should never ride against traffic.

Tip #4: When crossing the street, stop, look both ways, and follow all street signs and street lights.

Tip #5: Don’t wear loose clothing.  Clothes that are loose or have strings hanging from them can become a hazard and get caught in your spokes or gears leading to a serious, self-inflicted Connecticut bike accident.

If you’re headed out on the road on your bike this spring, keep these tips in mind and you’ll remain safe and avoid any injury.  If you do get injured, contact our office immediately and one of our attorneys will review your case.

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