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Safety Precautions For Road Biking

August 17, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Safety Precautions To Consider When Taking To The Road On A Bicycle

Bicycles and cycling in general has grown in popularity in recent years as more and more people enjoy the great outdoors on a bicycle while also enjoying great exercise. Best of all, staying safe while on a bicycle is far easier when a few simple safety precautions are considered. One obvious and sometimes overlooked safety precaution with regard to riding a bicycle is to always wear a helmet. This strategy alone can greatly reduce injuries.

Following All Traffic Signals And Abiding By Traffic Laws

Choosing to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle is really only half the battle. The other half of the battle is to ensure a helmet is worn correctly. Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations when fitting a helmet and wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle. To get the greatest safety effect out of a helmet means wearing it the way it was intended. In addition, following all traffic control signals and abiding by traffic laws is a great way to stay safe while on a bicycle.

Hand Signals To Alert Motorists

Another important consideration with regard to safety precautions for bicyclists is to use hand signals to alert motorists when preparing to make a turn. This important safety tip is even required in many states. It is also important to note that riding a bicycle in hazardous weather can greatly increase the chances of there being some type of accident. Choose carefully with regard to when you will ride your bicycle in terms of avoiding bad weather. Icy roads, wet roads and strong winds can ultimately result in a bicyclist being ejected from their bike.

Enjoy All The Bicycles Have To Offer

Finally, as with those riding motorcycles, bicycle riders should wear some type of protective gear in addition to a standard helmet. Elbow pads, kneepads and other type of protective gear as well as quality shoes can go a long way in protecting riders if they should ever come in contact with the road. Staying safe while still being able to enjoy all that bicycles have to offer is easy by simply considering a few safety precautions. Contact Hastings and Hastings anytime you been involved in a bicycle accident in Phoenix that was due to someone else’s negligence.