Friday, 19 February 2010

How to avoid falling off your bike

I fell off my bike the other day - how stupid. I should have read this

These are some of the basic things cyclists can do to minimize the risk of being injured:

• Take a safety course in cycling so you are well aware of the road rules and how to avoid or escape possibly hazardous situations
• Always wear a properly fitted helmet. 75% of cycle fatalities are through head injuries. Don't use second-hand helmets and replace any helmet that has come under any impact.
• Be Visible. This is important for all cyclists but especially for children. Use flags, reflectors and lights. Always wear an item of bright clothing so you can be seen.
• Keep your cycle in good working order. Making regular maintenance checks should be part of your routine.

If you should be involved in a cycling accident seek prompt medical attention. Do not discuss liability at the scene, but do gather the names and contact details of any witnesses. Take photos if you can and as soon as you are able note down any details you can remember about the accident (what happened, what speeds were involved, weather conditions, road conditions and anything else). Contact your insurance company and contact a personal injury lawyer.

This article is not intended as legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only. Please make sure to contact an attorney if you have been involved in a cycling accident and are looking for help.

These tips are to help keep people safe while on the road!

Supplementary Legal Tools: Accident Attorney Elan Wurtzel, PC. Serving clients in Long Island, NY.

Frank J Smith is the web master for He enjoys working in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida.

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