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Bicycle Accident Prevention: Rules of the Road

At AgnewBrusavich, we genuinely care about your safety. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent someone else’s negligent actions, and bicycle accidents occur far too often. We want to help you by providing tips you can utilize whenever you’re riding your bicycle to stay as safe as possible with other vehicles on the road.

Ride with the Flow of Traffic

Visibility is the key whenever you are on your bicycle. Riding with the flow of traffic helps. Stay to the right of vehicles and ride in the same direction. Riding with the flow of traffic allows you to remain in drivers’ direct lines of sight, and can help keep you safe.

Ride In a Straight Line

When you are riding with other bicyclists, you want to stay in a straight line to minimize how much room you take. Riding side by side can put one bicyclist too close to traffic, and it’s easy for a crash to occur. While it may seem like something you learned years ago in grade school, staying in a single-file line is your best bet.

Be Aware of Parked Vehicles

When you’re riding next to parked vehicles, you should pay close attention to anyone inside the car. Dooring is one of the most common causes of bicycle accidents, and when you’re riding close to parked cars, it’s easy for someone to open a door in front of you.

Follow the Laws

Traffic lights and signs are not just for drivers. Bicyclists should also follow these laws, as well as walking their bicycles across the intersection. Following the laws is one of the most effective ways to stay safe on the road.

Our Torrance bicycle accident attorneys recognize that you cannot always prevent negligence. When you can’t, and someone causes you harm, you can count on AgnewBrusavich to be there for you. We’ll be your voice when it matters most.

Call our firm at (310) 928-9081 today to speak with a skilled attorney.

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