May is Bicycle Safety Month! Make sure you’re following these bicycle safety tips when traveling around the city this season:
•Learn the hand signals: Make sure you know the appropriate hand signals to let other vehicles know your next move.
•Never ride distracted: Never ride while talking on the phone, texting, eating, or performing any other distractions. Stay focused and alert.
•Ride in the designated bike lanes: Never ride in the middle of the road and never weave in between other vehicles. If a bike lane is not available, right on the right side of the street closest to the parked cars.
•Follow the rules of the road: As a cyclist, you are expected to follow the same rules and regulations that motorists follow. Stop at all stop lights and stop signs, yield for pedestrians, etc.
•Put your safety first: Always wear a helmet! Make sure your bike is equipped with a bell and the appropriate reflectors.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bike-related accident, contact the lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers for a free case evaluation today.