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5 Mistakes Great Arizona Bicycle Riders Never Make

By Breyer Law Offices on October 17, 2014

Arizona Bike AccidentThe truth is that all Arizona bicycle riders make mistakes because like everyone else, cyclists are just people. But the fact of the matter is that when you look at certain cyclists on the road, you just know that they’ve never been at risk for an accident involving a motor vehicle, and if you’re a cyclist, or you know one, then you want to know what they know. And that’s why we’ve put together a list of the top five mistakes we don’t typically see the best, and least likely to be involved in a collision, cyclists make on the streets of Arizona. Check them out and weigh them against the mistakes and decisions you make when you’re out riding to see if you can make a change to make yourself a little safer.

  • The best cyclists never take their safety for granted. Cyclists don’t avoid wearing helmets or other safety gear, like reflectors. Safety gear is an important part of being a great cyclist. When you go out on to the streets without any safety gear on your body or your bicycle, you’re making yourself, and your life, less of a priority than it should be. And you’re not considering the way that other travellers think and act on the road.
  • The safest cyclists never ignore the weather. This isn’t to say that great cyclists don’t ride in the rain. In fact, they do it all the time, but they take precautions, get the right gear and know where the most dangerous spots are in the state in bad weather.
  • Cyclists who don’t get into accidents never trust motorists to pay attention. When you trust that every motorist on the road will see you and give you your due space and respect, you’re setting yourself up for an accident. Most motorists don’t know how to share the road with cyclists or don’t think about until it’s too late.
  • Safe cyclists never take more of the road than they are entitled to. When confronted with no sidewalk, no shoulder and no bicycle lane, the safest cyclists ride as close to the white line as possible to give motorists, and their heavy vehicles room to maneuver.
  • The best cyclists never ignore the law. Riding through a red light quickly, forcing pedestrians off the sidewalk and refusing to signal before moving into traffic? These are things you’ll never catch the safest and most accident-free cyclists doing on the road.

To discuss the details of your bicycle accident case, contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. now.

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