Posted on: April 21, 2011
Warmer weather means more pedestrians and bicyclists are hitting the roads and sidewalks, but while everyone gets out for some fresh air and exercise, it’s important to remember some safety tips.
One of the biggest issues with bicyclists and pedestrians is visibility. One thing that will increase visibility safety for bikers and pedestrians is reflective gear and lights. Just as cars switch on their headlights to increase visibility at night, bikers need to get a bike light that that is visible from at least 500 feet away.
Reflective gear can also help increase visibility. Bikers can find reflective stickers to put on their bikes and helmets, and pedestrians can get reflective clothing, such as jackets and shoes that will make them stand out more.
Bikers and pedestrians should also always follow all the rules of the road, including never jaywalking, crossing at designated crosswalks, traveling with or against the flow of traffic and paying attention to others around them.
As a Beaufort car accident lawyer I think it’s important that bicyclists and pedestrians to remember all of the safety laws to keep themselves and other safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact a Florence car accident lawyer .