During Mardi Gras Season, one way to beat the traffic and parking issues is to pump up your bicycle tires for a quick and easy ride through downtown. Bike safety is so important, and there are a lot of misconceptions about where someone should ride their bicycle. According to Alabama state laws, a bicycle should be considered like any other vehicle, and travel down the road with the flow of traffic, in the far right lane, and as close to the fog strip as you deem safe. Here are a few biking tips to keep you safe.
Making sure you are as visible as possible is of extreme importance. One way to ensure visibility is to wear lights, reflective gear, or brightly colored clothing. If you are riding your bike at night, you need to have a light on the front of your bike, as well as the back of your bike. You can pick these up at any sporting goods store, or bike store in town. And of course, always wear a properly-fitting helmet.
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in a bicycle related accident, be sure to call 911 and have the police write an accident report. Next, seek medical treatment right away at an ER or Urgent Care facility. And as always, be sure to call a personal injury lawyer that handles this type of case. At Greene & Phillips, there are no up-front fees to hire one of our injury attorneys. We only get paid if we are able to obtain a settlement for you.
If you have questions about bike safety or laws, or think you may have a case, call us anytime at (251) 300-2000, or feel free to drop by our office at 51 North Florida Street. You never need an appointment!