Stay Safe While Biking In The Denver Area
Denver is among the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., with scenic mountain trails, ample road connectivity and nearly 300 miles of paved biking paths. Nonetheless, we see our share of biking accidents too. For the injured, there is little protection in a collision with a motor vehicle. This is why it is so important to know Colorado biking laws and take every precaution you can before hitting the road or trail.
At Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, LLC, we are serious about bike safety and passionate about helping injury victims. We hope you find this information on bike safety helpful. Know that you can always turn to us to protect your legal rights in the event of an accident.
Safety Tips For Bikers
Bicyclists are typically very safety conscious, but it can never hurt to brush up on some commonsense safety tips. Here are a few ideas designed to keep you safe while sharing the road with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles:
- Use your hand signals. Maximize your safety by signaling your intentions to others.
- Wear safety gear. A bike helmet is a must. Other equipment includes knee pads, reflective vests, light-emitting equipment.
- Ride single file in the direction of traffic. Stay in bike lanes when they are available.
- Keep an eye out for opening car doors and other hazards.
Know The Laws
Under Colorado laws, bicyclists share the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Authorities advise riding on the shoulder of the road, or, if the shoulder is unsafe, as far to the right as possible. When riding at night, make yourself visible to others by using a white front light and a red rear reflector. Yield right of way to pedestrians.
Get Legal Help When You Need It
We provided this information to keep you safe, but we know that accidents can and do happen. If you were injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another person, we are here for you. To arrange a free legal consultation to learn more about your rights, contact our law firm online or by telephone at 303-578-4155.