With the melting snow and warmer weather upon us, it is time of year to get back on your bicycle. Before hitting the road, it is important to consider the laws and rules of the road that are intended to prevent accidents and help keep bicyclists safe.
Traveling by bike along the roadway can be a dangerous and sometimes fatal activity. According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, there were over 6,000 reported bike accidents in New York State in 2013. Of those, 40 were fatal.
It is important for cyclists to know and follow the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws. Bicyclists are required to follow the same laws and rules of the road as motorists. Careful attention to the following tips can help prevent accidents and keep you safe on the roadways as follows:
Operating your bike carefully and following the rules of the road can help prevent accidents and keep you safe. It goes without saying however that motorists must too be alert to the presence of cyclists and drive responsibly.
If you or a loved one was injured while operating a bike on a New York State roadway, please contact Spinner Law Firm, Western New York Injury Lawyer for immediate help.