Cycling is a wonderful way to exercise, stay healthy and take advantage of the beauty of the state of Florida. With all that said, it’s all too often, bicyclists suffer grave or even fatal injuries on the road because of drivers’ inattention to their surroundings. For such a situation, injury specialist Bryan Caulfield is ready to assist victims with his experience, skill, and knowledge.
Each year hundreds of cyclists and pedestrian crashes are reported, and often pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities account for a staggering percentage of the total traffic fatalities in the area. What’s disappointing is that many of these fatalities could have been avoided. It’s important to remember that pedestrian safety is a two way street and we must understand the need to share the road. As a driver, exercising some caution and extending some common courtesies can help avoid future tragedies. The following tips should help drivers get where they’re going safely.
Tips for Drivers
First and foremost, it’s important for drivers to remember to turn on their vehicle headlights at dusk and be vigilant in looking out for cyclists and pedestrians.
Additionally, drivers should remember to:
- Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.
- Slow down and obey the posted speed limit
- Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning
- Look before opening your door
- Be careful when passing stopped vehicles
- Allow three feet when passing bicyclists
Bryan Caulfield is an Injury Attorney Committed to Excellence
Bryan Caulfield provides proven and expedited trial experiences and is highly respected among Tampa personal injury lawyers. He is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers consultations in Bradenton, Lakeland, Sarasota and Seminole. His law firm has offices in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Spring Hill, New Port Richey and Rocky Point.
For a free and immediate consultation with Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer Bryan Caulfield, call him at1-800-535-2529 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.