Most bicyclists can benefit from continuing education and training that help them become more competent bicyclists. In such cases, however, bicyclists don’t need a beginner training class. What they need is a program that empowers them to become more confident riders and avoid accident risks. The Cycling Savvy course was developed for the Florida Bicycle…
Cycling is growing in popularity in Florida, but Florida is also the most dangerous state in the U.S. for cyclists. The current death rate in Florida is 6.8 deaths per million people due to cycling accidents.
While bicycles are easier to maneuver than a motorcycle, they are much quieter and slower. Many motorists get annoyed when they get stuck behind a bicycle. This can lead to unsafe driving behavior that can cause a crash.
Motorists aren’t the only ones at fault though. There are plenty of cyclists who take their freedom to move too lightly. Cyclists must follow all traffic laws. If they do not and they get injured, they could lose a chance at compensation.
Chalik Law wants to help cyclists and motorists stay safe. We have collected and created news pieces relating to cycling and cycling safety in Florida. If you use a bicycle often, we encourage you to read this information so you can stay safe.
Also, remember these basic safety tips:
Remember to wear a helmet. It could be a matter of life and death.
Signal clearly with hand signals if you are about to turn.
Be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist.
If a driver tries to confront you, remember your rights and call the authorities. The road must be shared!
Motorists, if you must pass a bicyclist, leave at least three feet of room between you and them.
If we can all learn to share the road, we can stop being the number one state for bicycle fatalities.
Bike Accidents on the Rise in Palm Beach and Broward Counties
Statistics show an alarming surge in bike accidents and injuries in South Florida. The Sun-Sentinel (Dec. 7, 2013) – using data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and other safety experts – has reported on the increase of cycling crashes in Broward and Palm Beach Counties from 2009 to 2012. The…
Latest Statistics Show Helmets Save Lives in Bike Crashes
Florida requires that those 16-years-old and younger wear a bicycle helmet for protection; however, statistics point to good reason to wear a helmet no matter what your age. Anyone who has witnessed the damage done to a bicyclist when hit by a negligent driver can tell you that protecting your head with a helmet is…