Although there are millions of drivers in the US, most of us enjoy other modes of travel too such as walking, riding motorcycles, and bicycling.
The rule is to share the road—and to do so safely—but it is easy to become impatient with others who may be traveling at a more leisurely pace; for instance, you may enjoy riding bikes with your family in your free time on the weekend or while on vacation, but find yourself highly annoyed by the bicyclist ahead of you in traffic on a Monday morning.
Many of us are consumed by time as we drive from home to work to errands and other activities—and this can carry over into our attitude while driving.
Some days it may just seem like everything and everyone are moving far too slowly—especially when there is a big work project due, kids are running late to school, and you are chomping at the bit to complete one task after another. No matter the time constraints though, safety should be the priority when sharing the road.
Extra precautions must be taken when traveling near pedestrians and bicyclists because they are so much more vulnerable in traffic situations, and accidents could more easily result in serious injuries or even fatalities for them.
Here are some tips for avoiding accidents with bicyclists:
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!
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