May 16-20 is “National Bike to Work Week.” The number of bicyclists is growing rapidly across the country, with the number of bike commuters growing by 62% from 2000 to 2013. According to The League of American Bicyclists, 40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. The League created this guide with ideas on how to host a Bike to Work event for your company.
While biking to work has many benefits – built-in exercise, environmental friendliness, saved expense – it also can be very dangerous when drivers don’t follow the rules. Some motorists do not pay attention or are distracted, and consequently may not see cyclists. Many bike accidents occur at intersections, and other common accident locations include sidewalks, crosswalks, parks, bike paths and bike lanes. Some drivers also speed, ignore crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals, and drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs – all behaviors that can cause them to hit cyclists.
At Dixon Law Office, we understand how dangerous the roads can be for those who bike to work and have handled many cases involving bicycle injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call Dixon Law Office today at (888)354-9880 or click here for a free consultation.