Connecticut Bike Accidents: Preventing Injury

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by | Posted In: Bike Accidents

A recent study has shown that those who bicycle to work tend to have lower risk of developing new diseases. We may see more cyclists on the road and they have the same rights and must follow the same rules as cars and trucks. Connecticut law states that motor vehicles must provide 3 feet of safe distance when passing a moving bicycle.

  1. Reduce speed and do not tailgate as you approach cyclists. Recognize cycling hazards and give cyclists plenty of space.
  2. Drive cautiously.
  3. Yield to cyclists.
  4. Bicycles are considered vehicles on the roadway. Give them appropriate space and allow the cyclists the time to cross intersections.
  5. Be considerate.
  6. Always be on the lookout for bicyclists and do not blast your horn in close proximity to cyclists.
  7. Pass with care.
  8. Leave plenty of space between your car and the bicyclists. Use caution when passing and moving back into your lane.
  9. Keep an eye out for children.
  10. Children are very often unpredictable, hard to see, and do not always know the rules of the road. Use extra care when traveling around children on bicycles.

The personal injury attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan wish everyone a safe, smart and enjoyable trip.

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