Intersections Increase Danger For Florida Bicyclists
The beautiful Florida weather makes for the perfect location to ride a bike around town. Unfortunately, with more bike traffic comes more bike accidents.
Although bicyclists don’t spend much time at intersections, approximately half of all bike accidents happen at intersecting roads and stop signs. Several factors contribute to this somewhat startling statistic.
One reason is intersections offer an increased chance of driver error. Motorists often fail to notice bikes in an intersection, and they may not heed the use of the bike lane or crosswalk. Cyclists are more difficult to notice than cars, especially if riders aren’t wearing bright colors.
In many of these accidents, the defense and insurance companies blame the cyclist. That’s why it’s so important to consult an attorney who is experienced in personal injury law as it relates to bicycle and auto accidents.
Bicycle accidents can be particularly devastating, and they often result in serious injury or even death.