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National Bike Month

May Is National Bike Month

Every year in May since 1956, we celebrate National Bike Month.  This is a way to raise awareness of the many benefits of cycling.  But here at The Linn Law Firm, we would like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the cycling injuries we see on a weekly basis and to provide safety tips for cycling safely.  We hope you never need us, but The Linn Law Firm has vast experience helping cyclists who have been injured while training, crossing pedestrian crosswalks, or being attacked while biking. 

According to The League of American Bicyclists, here are the top tips for a safe bicycle ride:

  1. Always wear a helmet;
  2. Always ride in a straight line; do not swerve between parked cars;
  3. Give yourself enough room on your right to maneuver in an emergency;
  4. Ride in the middle or right third of the lane if there is not enough room for lane sharing.

And if you’re a driver in a vehicle, you need to know how to safely share the road with cyclists to avoid causing an accident and injuries.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind while driving;

  1. Be sure to check your driver side door, looking behind you before and as you open to avoid opening your door in the path of a cyclist coming by. 
  2. Check your blind spot before every turn to be sure you’re not cutting off a cyclist;
  3. Avoid distracted driving, like listening to loud music, texting or eating while driving. 

Whether you’re behind the wheel or on a bike, being mindful of others on the road will help you and others arrive at your destination safely.  If you find yourself injured by a vehicle while cycling, The Linn Law Firm is here to help. 

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