Bicyclists on Major Roadways
As a driver it is easy to get frustrated by bicyclists on the road. It is impossible for them to go particularly fast and they are often unpredictable. Following a bike can be a boring endeavor and you may be losing some precious time getting to wherever you wish to get. But it is very important to recognize how vital it is that both drivers and cyclists follow the proper traffic laws. Not doing so can end in death or injury for the cyclist and possibly even the driver.
Rules Bikes Must Adhere to
One of the reasons that drivers find bikers annoying is that they often times fail to abide by certain laws. A bike on the road should be treated in the same manner that a car is. While it may seem extremely ridiculous to other drivers, bikes are actually supposed to take up a full lane of traffic when they are on busy roads. This is really the only safe way for bikers to travel as it is so easy for them to be side swiped by cars or forced to crash into the curb when cars get too close.
All bikers should know the law. In order to keep themselves as well as other cyclists and drivers safe they should:
- Have bright flashing lights affixed to their bikes when riding at night
- Stop at all stop signs and wait at traffic signals
- Use the proper hand signaling when changing lanes or turning
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bike-driver accident due to the negligence of one of the parties involved, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.