Summertime is a great time to be out on your bike, enjoying the weather and getting some exercise. However, it’s also important to be aware of the dangers that come with riding a bicycle.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicyclist fatalities increase during the summer months. Let’s take a closer look at why this is the case and what you can do to stay safe while cycling.
Bicycle Accidents Increase During the Summer Months
There are a number of factors that contribute to the increase in bicycle accidents during the summer. First, there are more bicyclists on the road. This is due to the nice weather and longer days, which give people more opportunities to ride. Additionally, many schools are out for summer break, so there are more children riding bikes as well.
Another factor is that people are generally more careless during the summer months. With the warm weather and relaxed atmosphere, people may be less likely to follow the rules of the road. This can lead to distracted driving, which is dangerous for everyone on the road, including bicyclists.
Similarly, alcohol use increases during the summer. This is due to an increase in outdoor activities and social gatherings where alcohol is served. Alcohol can impair a person’s judgment and reaction time, making it more difficult for them to avoid accidents.
We Can Help Injured Bicyclists
If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Don’t hesitate to contact our skilled team right away to learn more about the legal process and how our team can help with your case.
Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about your legal options.