Non-Motorized Vehicles on the Road
It is easy for drivers to start believing that they are the only ones on the road. Depending on where they live, they may rarely encounter a bicyclist and thus have a confused and potentially antagonistic feeling when they finally do. Most drivers who frequent the highway are used to maneuvering and respecting motorcycle riders, but when it comes to bicycles, they often exhibit a completely different attitude.
Because of this attitude, thousands of bicyclists are injured and killed every year while commuting or just biking for exercise or fun. If you have been injured in an accident involving a bicyclist or as a bicyclist, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Following the Rules as a Bicyclist
While angry or careless drivers can be the reason bicyclists are hurt or killed while biking on the road, cyclists who do not adhere to rules set in place for their own safety are often the cause of accidents. The following rules should be abided by cyclists to help ensure the safety of themselves as well as the safety of drivers:
- Bikes should take up a whole lane of traffic or stay in bike lanes when possible
- Always signal when changing lanes
- Have proper reflective gear and front and back blinking lights
- Abide by all the same traffic rules and laws as cars
If you have been involved in a bicycle-auto accident that resulted in injury, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.