Longer days and warmer temperatures provide the perfect opportunity to get outside and get moving.
Heading out on a bicycle can be an ideal way to boost activity and enjoy some fresh air, and the benefits of biking are numerous, whether you’re riding to get in shape or to commute from Point A to Point B with a reduced carbon footprint.
While the gains are multiple and varied, bicycle safety is paramount. This includes ensuring the proper equipment is being used and caution is being utilized in these areas:
Even when observing the safest practices, bicylce accidents can happen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report in 2015 showing Florida had the highest rate of bicycling deaths of any state. Efforts have been launched to address biker safety in the state, including the Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic plan, developed by The Center for Urban Transportation Research out of the University of South Tampa. The report focuses on engineering (of roads, bike lanes and speed limits), education (for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) and working with law enforcement and emergency services to increase knowledge and awareness of cyclist and pedestrian safety and laws.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Luhrsen Goldberg at 941-212-2600 for a free consultation. Our attorneys, based in Lakewood Ranch, have 25 years of experience and have established a reputation as skilled and trustworthy advocates for personal injury victims.