Have you been out for a ride on your bicycle lately? Whether riding in your neighborhood or finishing a 40 mile road bike workout, cycling is a great way to get exercise, travel, and enjoy the outdoors.
May is Bicycle Safety Month, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges bicyclists and motorists to share our roadways by obeying the traffic laws and respecting each other’s rights. Bicycle Safety Month was created to remind the public to put “safety first.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 49,000 bicyclists were injured and 726 bicyclists were killed in 2012. The same source shows that Florida had the highest fatality rate for bicyclists per million in the entire country. Over 2,400 bicyclists were killed in the state in 2012. In addition, the proportion of bicyclist fatalities among total fatalities in the state was 5%, the highest rate of all states.
Bicycle advocacy groups celebrate May as National Bike Month. Here in Florida, motorists and bicyclists must heed the need to put “safety first.”
The NHTSA strongly recommends that cyclists:
Bicycling is a great physical activity for individuals and families. As a parent, it’s so important to model behavior for your children. They will follow your cues. Take the time to teach children these safety tips so that they can enjoy cycling safely.
(Adapted from U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and www.safekids.org)
Ready to hit the road? Follow the safety tips, get outside, and enjoy the ride.
Questions about bicycle safety, motorists, and the law? Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can answer them. Contact us at (954) 428-9333 or www.goldmandszkal.com.
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