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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NHTSA Bike Safety Tips

At The Cochran Firm, our accident lawyers want everyone to share the roads responsibly and reach their destinations safely.  We've long believed that a few simple actions can go a long way toward achieving these goals.

Accidents between bicycles and automobiles are tragically common. Fortunately, The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has released some tips to both bicyclists and those who drive automobiles. The full press release can be found here, but the advice includes:

  • Drivers should signal their turns and drive predictably
  • Drivers should always treat bicycles as other vehicles and give them enough room
  • Both drivers and bicyclists should turn off cell phones
  • Bicyclists should not use headphones to listen to music while riding
  • Bicyclists should always drive on the right side of the road
  • Bicyclists should make an extra effort to be visible by wearing bright colors and reflective devices
As you can see, most of these tips are quite simple. It's unfortunate that so many people fail to take these steps. It is fortunate, however, that safety can so easily be achieved.

If you've been hurt and need an experienced accident lawyer, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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