With Florida’s beautiful weather, many people like to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Cycling and walking are two ways to enjoy time outside; however, there are safety measures that should be followed to ensure no injuries occur between pedestrians and bicyclers.
Accident Avoidance Sequence
Any type of crash avoidance, whether it involves pedestrians or cyclers, involves the same sequence for the driver or pedestrian, and if any steps are overlooked, an accident may occur:
- Search or scan for potential hazards.
- Recognize the danger; either one or both parties detect the possible hazard.
- Evaluate various ways to avoid the crash.
- Determine the safest action to take dependent upon speed, surroundings and other variable factors.
- Act in the safest and most appropriate way to avoid the accident.
All of these steps happen in a matter of a second or two. If you stay aware of your environment at all times, you are more likely to detect trouble early enough to avoid it.
Bike Riders Safety Measures To Avoid Collisions With Pedestrians
In addition to maintaining awareness of their surroundings, bikers need to also:
- Alert pedestrians as they approach from behind.
- Use bike lanes when available.
- Use proper hand signals to allow pedestrians time to react.
- Lower speed in heavily populated areas.
Pedestrian And Cycling Accident Representation
If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian versus cycler accident, you need the experienced representation of Bryan Caulfield to ensure you receive the damages you are owed. Bicycling and pedestrian collisions can have catastrophic results. Do not allow an insurance representative to deny or underpay your claim. We offer a free and immediate consultation with Hillsborough County bike and pedestrian accident lawyer Bryan Caulfield, call him at 1-800-535-2529 or contact Bryan online. You only pay a fee or costs once Bryan has won your case. If no recovery is made, you owe nothing.