Montlick and Associates Offer Bicycle Safety Tips
June 7, 2018 (nhtsa.com). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), bicycle accidents account for 2.2% of all traffic deaths, which is why Montlick and Associates is offering bicycle safety tips below.
During an accident between a car and a bicycle, it is the biker who is much more likely to face injuries. Overall, the percentage of bicycle accidents that occurred in the United States back in 2016 was 2.2% of all traffic fatalities. The timing when most people are hit while on a bicycle is between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. In fact, 20% of al bicycle accidents occur during the aforementioned time period and nearly 70% of bicycle accident happen in urbanized areas.
The NHTSA further indicates that most bicyclists who were killed are male and the greatest number of males who sustained injuries are between the ages of fifty five and fifty nine.
Alcohol impaired accounted for 29% of accidents in which the biker or driver had BACs of 0.08 grams per deciliter or greater. A great proportion of crashes could be avoided if drivers and bicyclists follow the road rules meant to keep them safe.
In light of the foregoing, Montlick and Associates would like to offer the following tips to help bicyclists to stay safe:
- Always wear a properly fitting helmet
- Following the road rules at all times
- Ride in single file
- Wear bright colored/reflective clothing so that you can be easily seen by drivers
- Use hand signals to alert drivers as to your intended direction
- Keep your bicycle in good repair
- Avoid riding at night, if possible, because as demonstrated above, most accidents occur later at night
- Watch out for road hazards such as leaves, potholes, gravel, broken glass, and dogs.
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