Creating Safe Environments For Bicyclists – Part 3 of 3
So “It’s unfortunate that there is no adult law requiring helmets,” said Williams, who noted in the report that 21 states have helmet laws for minors. “The best we can do is to abide an educational approach by telling people that helmets can protect people from traumatic head injuries, and that many fatal accidents involve injuries to the head”. About one-fourth of crashes happen in darkness, so wearing meditating clothing or attaching a light to the bicycle can help motorists notice cyclists, Williams advised. And, as with driving a motor vehicle, don’t drink alcohol before cycling, the researchers cautioned. “Bicyclists must recognize that they have to follow the same rules as motor vehicles”. The report was published recently by the Governors Highway Safety Association this site.