Did you know that more than 52,000 bicyclists are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year? Of those injuries, 18% of the bicyclists are age 14 or younger. 33% of all crashes result in serious injury or death.
Here are 3 easy ways to prevent bicycle accidents:
- Obey basic traffic laws: including lights, stop signs, one way streets, use hand signals, etc. Pretend that you're driving your car and the same rules apply!
- Use the proper lane: If a bike lane exists, use it. If there isn't a bike lane stay to the far right lane.
- Lights on your bike: Use a headlight with a white light that is visible from in front of you and a red reflector/light that is visible from behind! Wearing reflective clothing also helps!
75% of all crashes occurred at intersecting roads. Two-thirds of all crashes occur in urban areas. Half of all crashes are solely the fault of the bicyclist.
The best defense is to be sure that you can see and be seen. Lumenx's mountable bicycle headlight/flashlight is a 2 in 1 portable LED light that can provide visibility up to 500 feet.
If you start using Lumenx mountable bicycle headlight, you not only get a powerful headlight, but you get a flashlight too! The Lumenx will light your way up to 500 feet, is shockproof and requires no tools to install.
You can find the Lumenx HERE. In my opinion this amazing light is worth every cent!
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