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Tips to protect yourself from a bicycle accident in New York

bike riding nycEvery month almost two people die and more than 300 are injured in bicycle accidents in New York. Very often these accidents are caused by negligent drivers.Biking in New York City can be fun but it can also be dangerous.In a recent article in the New York Times, Tom Wright-Persanti  provides useful tips for new and experienced riders. Here is a summary:

  • Protect yourself by using a helmet
  • Before getting on the bike, make sure all parts are in working order
  • Try to ride in safe areas instead of congested streets. Use a bike map to plan your trip ahead
  • Follow the law
  • Be aware of cars around you and try to anticipate what car drivers may do
  • Make sure you are visible
  • Join a biking group if you are nervous about biking alone