Atlanta Bicycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Five Cycling Safety Steps

Atlanta Bicycle Accident Attorneys Discuss Five Cycling Safety Steps

As Atlanta bicycle accident attorneys, we have seen way too many bicycle accident injuries and fatalities that have affected various groups of people, including young riders. While we understand that not every bicycle accident can be prevented by cyclists, there are many things that bicyclists can do to help reduce their injuries in the event of an Atlanta bicycle crash.

Unfortunately, many people grow up learning the fundamentals of riding a bicycle, but fail to learn the road rules or cycling safety. Because of this, we encourage parents to teach their children not only how to ride a bike, but how to ride one safely.

How Can You Teach Your Children Cycling Safety in 5 Steps?

  1. Start your children cycling at a young age. This way you can instill cycling safety from the very beginning.
  2. Teach by example. By setting a good example, like stopping at traffic lights and stop signs and wearing a helmet, your children will learn good habits from you.
  3. Point out hazards during cycling. By showing your children the hidden dangers of the road, such as potholes and driveway dangers, your child will be better equipped.
  4. Explain how they should ride with traffic and as closest to the right side of the road as possible, but that they need to look out for car doors and turning vehicles.
  5. Encourage them to follow the rules of the road.

When you make riding with your children a learning opportunity, their chances of being involved in an Atlanta bike accident may be reduced. However, if your children are injured due to another driver’s negligence, please call a skilled Atlanta bicycle accident attorney to discuss your case. Kalka & Baer provides a free initial consultation without obligation to hire us. At the same time, request a free copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.

Categories: Cycling Accidents