Avoid Parking Lot Dangers to Avoid Atlanta Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bike on a nice summer evening sounds enjoyable. The weather is still warm without being too hot, the wind is pleasant, and you may not have a care in the world-until you ride into a parking lot.

Many cyclists cut through parking lots at night to avoid vehicles on the road, but what they may not realize is that parking lots are just as dangerous. There are many hidden hazards in parking lots that cyclists need to be aware of and watch out for in order to avoid Atlanta bicycle accidents and injuries.

Parking lot dangers include:

  • Cars backing out of a parking space
  • Vehicles exiting the parking lot
  • Potholes
  • Speed bumps
  • Roped off or chained off areas

Sometimes parking lot dangers are amplified at night, especially if the parking lot is not lit properly. If this is the case, a cyclist may not be able to spot potholes or speed bumps in order to avoid them. The individual also may not be able to see a rope or metal chain blocking off one section of the parking lot. If cyclists hit any one of these objects, they could fly off their bikes and suffer broken bones or any other type of injury in a Georgia bike crash.

If a parking lot is not lit properly, cyclists should avoid the parking lot at all costs. Although it may save you time to cut through such a parking lot, it can cost you your life. Think twice before entering a parking lot on a bike.

Categories: Cycling Accidents