You can ride your bike for many reasons, including being healthy, environmentally friendly, and having fun. Despite those great reasons to ride a bike, someone is always at risk of causing an accident. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents can have disastrous results.
In summer, more people are involved in bike accidents than at other times. Discover why more people bike during the summer than any other time of year.
More drivers and cyclists on the road
During the summer months, more people are riding their bikes, which means that more people are likely to be involved in a bicycle accident. Additionally, there are more cars on the road.
More distracted driving
Summer is a time when many drivers are distracted while driving. It is the most dangerous time of the year. Both cyclists and drivers are less focused on the road, which leads to accidents. This makes biking around and on the road more dangerous.
Many people who ride bikes regularly do not consider that they are at a higher risk during the hot summer months. Getting dehydrated is one of the biggest dangers that can occur when people are riding their bikes. Riding a bike is still hard work, no matter how physically fit a person is.
A person's dehydration can cause several other problems, such as slowing down their reaction time when riding a bike. People can even become heat stroked while riding a bike, drastically increasing the risk of getting into a bike accident.
Construction may benefit cyclists in the future, but it is difficult for them to stay safe during construction. A cyclist may temporarily lose access to their bike lane or diver themselves to a dangerous and unknown road. In Colorado, depending on where you live, there are also more construction projects during the summertime.
We can assist you if you have suffered a bike accident in Lakewood, Denver, or nearby areas. You may be able to file a personal injury claim if that is the case. Our firm was founded in 1958 by Norton Frickey, and we have over 60 years of experience handling bicycle accidents. We will schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys once you call (303) 337-7373.