According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), there were close to 750 bicycle accidents in the state per year for the last five years, with a high in 2012 at 804 and a low in 2010 at 641.
While many bicycle safety tips simply tell people to “wear a helmet and follow the law,” there are several other things that cyclists can do to keep safe on the roads. Bicycle accidents can be devastating, making it crucial that cyclists stay aware of their surroundings when riding.
If you enjoy riding your bicycle in Northern Virginia, DC or Maryland, you need to spend some time thinking about whether you have adequate safety gear to protect you from a potential accident. Traffic Laws in all three locales dont adequately protect cyclists from motor vehicle collisions. Using a helmet is always a good idea. […]