How Can You Reduce Your Odds Of Being In A Bicycle Accident?

This is simple and yet so few people do it. Take these three steps:

Steps To Protecting Yourself When Riding A Bicycle

Wear Bright Florescent Jersey Or Jacket During The Day.

I prefer neon yellow, but there are other colors. A major study involving thousands of cyclists over a year revealed those who wore bright florescent yellow jackets (it was Denmark, it is colder there) during the day reduced the odds of being hit by a motor vehicle by 55% (a 47% reduction in all multi-party crashes -pedestrians, other cyclists, etc.

Always Ride With A Bright Head Light And Tail Light.

I cannot emphasize the word bright enough! Make sure you even use the head light and tail light during the day. Flashing patterns work best. A study revealed a reduction in the odds of being hit by nearly 50%.

Wear Your Rear Facing Bright Flashing Taillight Strapped to Your Ankles.

Wear bright florescent neon (yellow) on your feet and at your knees. Studies suggest the movement of the florescent colors on your feet/ankles/knees helps distinguish you a a person on a bike and significantly increases the odds of being seen and avoided.

If you or someone you know has been struck by a vehicle while cycling in Florida download our popular consumer guide the Florida Bicycle Accident Guide by the Florida injury lawyer who is a cyclist and who has a passion for helping fellow Florida bicycle riders. 

Jim Dodson
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A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.