An article published by
The Age found that out of 200 bicyclists, one in five stated they were riding
in on-road cycling lanes when they were injured in
accidents involving passenger vehicles. A majority of the accidents occurred when
a motorist turned into the path of an oncoming bicyclist or when a bicyclist
turned left into a motorist’s path.
Ben Beck from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and one
of the researchers who conducted the interviews with the bicyclists stated that
22% of the on-road collisions occurred when bicyclists were riding in the
marked bicycle lanes. This statistic demonstrates that bicyclists are still at high risk for
accidents and injuries when traveling in designated bicycle lanes. He
states that these findings should not be used to determine that these
lanes are dangerous, but instead used to raise awareness of the present
dangers of bicyclists riding in on-road bicycle lanes.
While riding a bicycle in a designated bike lane is not more dangerous
than riding a bike in a regular lane, designated on-road bicycle lanes
should not be viewed as danger-free. Bicyclists should still be wary of
potential injury in these lanes and should use them with caution and great
attention to their surroundings.
Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Contact Roman & Gaynor.
If you have suffered injuries in a bicycle accident while riding in or
outside of a designated on-road bicycle lane and believe another person
should be held liable, we urge you to contact
our Clearwater personal injury lawyers at Roman & Gaynor right away. We can examine the details of your case
and determine which legal strategies can help you pursue maximum compensation
right away. When you entrust your case to our team, we will use only top-tier
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