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Turn Off Your iPod to Avoid an Atlanta Bicycle Accident

Turn Off Your iPod to Avoid an Atlanta Bicycle Accident

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2012 > February > Turn Off Your iPod to Avoid an Atlanta Bicycle Accident

Turn Off Your iPod to Avoid an Atlanta Bicycle Accident

People create different music playlists on their iPods or other electronic devices that they take with them on the go. Some music lists are especially created for commuting to work, for falling asleep, for working out, and for entertainment while riding bikes.

Although technological advancements such as the iPod are great, they can present potential risks if used at the wrong time. One such example of this would be the impact of headphone use on cyclist safety.

Dangers of Cycling While Listening to Music with Headphones
When a cyclist listens to music on a personal music device while riding on the streets of Atlanta, that cyclist is putting himself in danger. Music coming through headphones may drown out other background noises such as horns, screeching brakes, squealing tires, sirens, and other traffic noises.

If a cyclist in Georgia doesn’t hear these potential warning sounds, he may fall victim to an Atlanta bicycle accident and sustain one or more of the following injuries:

  • Broken wrists and fingers
  • Broken limbs
  • Serious back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Death

Although drivers of motor vehicles should be watching out for cyclists, bicyclists also need to be active in preventing collisions. By being proactive and leaving your iPod at home, you may be able to avoid being in an Atlanta cycling accident and save your life.

However, even the most cautious cyclist may not be able to prevent every Atlanta bicycle accident from occurring. If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Georgia, you should speak with a knowledgeableAtlanta bicycle accident lawyerat the Kalka Law Firm. To preserve your legal rights, contact us for a free legal consultation today, and to obtain a free copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.


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