Car pulls in front of bicycle
As a bicycle injury lawyer I have a tremendous amount of experience in helping persons involved in bicycle accidents recover compensation for their injuries. Correspondingly I also have a tremendous amount of knowledge on bicycle safety, how these accidents happen and most importantly, how they can be prevented.
Most people are not aware of the absolutely best way to avoid being in a bicycle accident. Using Lights? No. Avoiding bad road conditions? No. Riding on bike paths? No. The way to avoid accidents boils down to one simple word, anticipation.
All the examples I listed above anticipate a situation and then attempt to avoid it. It is the ability of the person on a bicycle to be constantly aware of their surroundings and ready to react accordingly. A good example of this would be seeing a ball rolling into the street in front of you. In this scenario you should be anticipating a small child running after it. Similarly when you are approaching an intersection and there is a car to your left you should be anticipating it may take a right in front of you. One key element in refining your ability to anticipate what will happen is to always assume you and your bicycle are invisible to everyone around you. To anticipate you must be able to predict what may be going on in the minds of drivers around you. If you are on a sidewalk and driving against the flow of traffic and approach a driveway/intersection, you should anticipate that the motor vehicle will not be looking for you. Therefore, riding in a very predictable manner also helps you avoid an accident.
Ride. Be Safe. Have Fun.
Bicycle Injury Lawyer / Enthusiast
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