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BIKE SAFETY TIPS

Helmet – Florida Law requires all riders under age 16 to wear a bicycle helmet. F.S. 316.2065(d)

Lights – Florida Law requires a white headlight and a red taillight between sunset and sunrise. F.S.316.2065(m)

  • Do not wear ear buds or headsets
  • Do not text or use a cell phone
  • Major safety research confirms that bike helmets save lives


Reflectors
– Reflectors may be attached to the bicycle frame and wheels and the rider’s helmet and clothing

Reflective Clothing – Available in bike shops

Brakes – Should be checked and serviced often

Tires – Should be checked and inflated properly

SOME STATISTICS:

  • Over 1000 people die each year in cycling accidents
  • Most cycling deaths (62%) occur due to head injuries
  • Bike helmets reduce head injuries by up to 85%
  • Of those killed on bikes, over 60% were not wearing a helmet
  • Bicycle deaths occur most often between 6 pm and 9 pm. USE SAFETY LIGHTS!
  • Bicycle deaths occur most often in urban areas. STAY ALERTY AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY REGULATIONS

Charles Geary is known as the “Bike Lawyer” from Stuart, Florida.  He practices law all over the state of Florida.  He is an avid cyclist and is active in many cycling groups and cycling advocacy groups.  He is available now to discuss your accident case.  Call him at 772-288-4357.