A person riding a bicycle and practicing safety during bicycle awareness month

May is National Bike Month. Many bicyclists will get their bikes out of storage and start to ride again after a long winter. As bikes start to fill up the roads and sidewalks, it is important to keep safety in mind.

When riding a bicycle, the operator is always taking a risk. Here are some safety tips to help prevent injury.

  1. Ride with traffic in the same direction.
  2. Use reflective clothing, lights and reflectors.
  3. Learn and use proper hand signals.
  4. Wear a helmet for protection always.
  5. Assume drivers do not see you and never stop in a driver’s blind spot.
  6. Notice parked cars, as someone may open a door, causing you to ride into it.
  7. Use bikes lanes when possible.
  8. Let the car next to you go first if you are stopped at a red light.

Biking is a wonderful way to start enjoying the weather this spring, while still being cautious and safe on the roads.

In the event you or a loved one is injured on a bicycle due to the dangerous or negligent actions of someone else, contact Hupy and Abraham right away. To do so, call 800-800-5678 or start a live chat anytime at hupy.com.

Jill Erin Wellskopf
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Director of Marketing, Hupy and Abraham