May is National Bicycle Safety Month
May is a busy time of year. Students begin to get excited for summer break. People spend more time outside. Families and friends plan weekend trips and vacations. It's also a month where organizations and safety officials remind us to be safe on the road. Every year I mention that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but I also want to share that it is National Bicycle Safety Month as well.
Everyone has different experiences riding a bike. Some cyclists use bikes for transportation, while others use them for exercise. For children, a bike may be a form of entertainment – a way to hang out with friends and enjoy the warm weather. But regardless of the reason you ride a bicycle or how often, all cyclists encounter traffic hazards and dangers on the road.
Wearing a helmet is one of the best things you can do protect yourself – it can help reduce the risk of a traumatic brain injury by up to 85 percent.
In honor of National Bicycle Safety Month, our law firm has created a Bicycle Safety Resource Center, featuring information on laws, accident prevention, statistics, and more:
- Pennsylvania's Bicycle Safety Law
- Bicycle Safety Brochure
- Bicycle Safety Infographic
- Bicycle Safety Tips
- Cyclist Resources
- Bicycle Accident Statistics
Hopefully you'll never be involved in a bicycle accident. But if you are, it's important to know what to do to protect your legal rights. Dealing with the insurance companies can be confusing and stressful, so make sure you're prepared. If you're injured in a bicycle accident, you can contact us for a no obligation, free legal consultation to find out if you have a case.
I hope you will take some time to read about bicycle safety and share these links with your family and friends. You never know when they may come in handy…or even save lives. We wish you happy and safe bike riding this spring and summer.