Bicycle Safety

With the advent of bike lanes and bikes for rent on corners throughout the city, bicycle safety and accidents remain a prime concern. The personal safety of bicyclists is at stake when motorists don’t yield and pay attention to new road patterns and signs that have been modified to enable bicyclists safe passage throughout the city. To complicate the situation further, rent-a-bikes may be used by those who are not readily familiar with the traffic patterns and who are unfamiliar with the dangers of sharing the streets with trucks, buses, and cars. Also, bicyclists must remember that they have an obligation to follow the same rules of the road as automobiles. The attorneys at Hess and Leibowitz have represented numerous cyclists who have been injured on the streets of New York and New Jersey.

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