As the weather gets warmer, more Americans take to the road on bicycles. With this in mind, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers reminds readers May is National Bike Month. We encourage bicyclists and drivers to share the road this spring & summer and offer advice on how to do so.
About National Bike Month
Established by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, National Bike Month is celebrated in communities all over the United States. It encourages new riders to join the fun—and helps raise awareness of the benefits of recreational bicycling.
Not Without Risk
No matter how enjoyable a hobby, cycling can be dangerous without safety precautions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), close to 45,000 cyclists are injured every year. To make matters worse, some 5,400 of those injured are children. Sadly, many cycling accidents prove fatal—claiming approximately 800 lives each year.
To help avoid injury, it is important to understand the common causes of accidents. Perhaps the most common cause is distraction. While drivers need to do a better job avoiding distractions behind the wheel, riders must take their own precautions—and should keep the following in mind:
- Always Wear a Protective Helmet
- Wear Bright, Reflective Clothing
- Avoid Headphone Use While Riding
- Be Aware of Your Surroundings
- Obey All Traffic Signs and Signals
- Never Pass Traffic on the Right
- Approach Intersections with Caution
We Can Help
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own, you need an experienced Connecticut Injury Lawyer at your side. Let Carter Mario Injury Lawyers protect your rights—and fight to secure full, fair compensation for your losses. Just call 203-701-7144 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.
The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys—along with our exclusive No Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call 203-701-7144 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.