Protecting Yourself While Cycling
With summer finally here, people all over New Mexico are out enjoying the great weather. With thousands of cyclists taking advantage of the longer days and warmer weather, there is an increased risk for bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately for many cyclists, bikes on the road are seen as an annoyance and inconvenience to many motorists. Even for cyclists who have luckily never been hit, it is likely they can name a time or two where they have been skimmed by a car. With a little innovation, Annalisa van den Bergh of Quartz has discovered a life-saving hack for cyclists: utilizing a pool noodle.
Bicycle Safety Tip: The Pool Noodle
For just under $5 you can find pool noodles for sale in almost any store this summer. The hack involves using a cord to tie the noodle to the back of your bike, extending three feet to your left. While this may look a little strange, you will quickly be able to see results as cars start to give you that wide berth you’ve been looking for.
While the noodle itself is a great indicator of a cyclists presence on the road, it is no substitute for a helmet. If struck by a car or truck, the cyclist risks injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and even death. If a loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
You can read van den Bergh’s full article here.
Albuquerque Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Contact Parnall Law today to set up a free legal consultation about your or your loved one’s bicycle accident injuries. Our compassionate and determined accident attorneys can investigate and pursue justice for you while you concentrate on your recovery. Like you, we want things made right for you after this unjustified intrusion into your life.