Budge Law Firm, PLLC

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Before riding a bicycle, inspect it to make sure it is safe and ready to ride.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet. It could save your life!
  • Inflate tires properly and check brakes before riding.
  • Always wear bright and reflective clothing when riding at night.
  • Carry items in a bicycle carrier or backpack and use your hands to control the bike.
  • A front light and rear reflector are required, but it is wise to use a light on both the front and back of the bike. See And Be Seen!
    Obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings
  • Signal your moves to others. Be courteous to pedestrians and other vehicle operators
  • Most bicycle crashes occur at driveways or other intersections. Before you enter any street or intersection, check for traffic by looking left – right – left
  • Stay alert at all times. Watch out for potholes, cracks, water, storm grates, railroad tracks, or anything that could make you lose control of your bike
  • When turning left or right, always look behind you for a break in traffic and then signal before making a turn. Watch for left or right-turning traffic
  • Ride so other drivers can see you. Stay out of drivers’ blind spots
  • Ride far enough out from the curb to avoid the unexpected from parked cars (like doors opening).
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact our office at 480-246-8050 today for your free consultation.