12/14/2012 // Dallas, Texas, US // 1-800-Car-Wreck // Eberstein & Witherite, LLP // (press release)
Amy Witherite, a Dallas injury accident lawyer, reminds both motorists and bicyclists that they must share the road. Failure to do so can result in tragic car accidents.
While Dallas has some fabulous bike trails, many cyclists often ride on regular roads. Some riders just prefer riding on the city streets. Other riders may be riding to a destination not accessible via a bike trail. Either way, drivers and cyclists must be on the look out for each other and must follow safety rules.
A bicyclist must:
-Always wear a helmet.
-Increase visibility to motorists by wearing bright clothes or by using reflectors and lights after dark.
-Follow the same rules that motorists must follow. Stop at stop signs and signal when turning.
-Watch drivers and try to anticipate their moves.
-Be on the look out for cyclists. Avoid tempting distractions, like cell phones.
-Not drive too closely behind a cyclist. No bicycle rider can ride as fast as a car can travel!
-Make eye contact with a cyclist if at an intersection and unsure which direction the cyclist plans to go.
-Watch out for younger bicycle riders. They may not know the rules of the road and they may not be as confident and steady on their bikes.
Following these safety rules should make Dallas roads safer for both motorists and bicyclists. To speak to Ms. Witherite or to another Dallas accident/injury lawyer, contact 1800 Lawyers of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP at 214.378.6665 serving Dallas/DFW, and Houston.
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