Cycling in Los Angeles is proving to be beneficial as time goes by. In addition to being good exercise, it’s worthwhile for commuters in a city with traffic-congested roads and insufficient parking and public transit. Nonetheless, cyclists face challenges.
Despite observing safety measures, you may be involved in an accident. Here are two factors that may contribute to it.
Some drivers don’t pay attention as they should. They may be distracted by a phone, food or their kids playing. At times, a driver may be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Such a negligent driver may not be aware of a cyclist on the road. As a result, they may hit you.
Another negligent act that endangers cyclists is following too closely. A driver should leave adequate space between their car and the bicycle. This makes it easy for both parties to avoid collisions. Changing lanes unsafely is also dangerous to a cyclist.
It will help if drivers are careful and notice cyclists as they would other drivers. This can significantly reduce bicycle accidents.
Road defects like potholes can lead to bicycle accidents. If you hit a pothole, you may be ejected from your bike. This may even be more serious if you are thrown into the traffic lane and hit by a car. The government should ensure that roads are in good condition. They should be free of potholes and even.
Bicycle accidents are dangerous. They can lead to life-changing injuries, affecting your ability to work and provide for your dependents. If you are injured in such an accident, consider your options to protect your rights.