May is National Bike Month, which means it’s a great time to brush up on bicycle safety whether you are a bicyclist or a driver who shares the road with bicycles. In Texas, bicyclists may use the public streets as long as they follow all the same rules that motor vehicles must follow, like riding on the right, stopping at red lights and stop signs, and signaling their turns.
When drivers become distracted or bicyclists don’t follow the rules of the road, serious injuries can result. Here are the five most common bicycle and car accidents handled by Texas bicycle accident lawyers:
- A car turns right across a bicyclist’s path. This commonly happens when the motorist doesn’t check for bicycles before turning or the bicyclist is in the car’s “blind spot.”