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After a bicycle crash, do this

Riding a bike through Chicago can be thrilling and terrifying all at the same time. Dodging cars and pedestrians might be second nature to you already. Unfortunately, it does not take much to find yourself on the ground with a broken bone or two, some nasty road rash, and a bent bike frame. In reality, drivers tend to view cyclists as second class, with fewer rights to share the road. Even though the law says otherwise, many cyclists find themselves taking the blame after a collision with a vehicle.

Safety tips for urban cyclists

Riding through Chicago, whether you are a commuter or just an avid cyclist, can be extremely dangerous. You probably find yourself dodging cars, pedestrians, and various other hazards on a regular basis. In reality, the dangers that come with cycling in the city are endless and avoiding every single one is near impossible. It you have not already sailed over your handle bars, you have more than likely come close.

Prevent injury during an over-the-handlebars bike crash

One of the most common kinds of bike crashes involves getting the front tire caught on something, which sends the bicyclist over the handlebars. These over-the-handlebars bike accidents can also happen if a cyclist applies too much brake to the front tire.

Dooring accidents can lead to serious and permanent injuries

Most people understand that there is an element of risk involved in any kind of travel. Getting into a motor vehicle comes with the risk of getting into a collision or experiencing mechanical failure while driving. Choosing to ride a motorcycle can mean a crash caused by someone who doesn't look for smaller vehicles. Bicyclists, especially those that bike in big cities, face particular risks and dangers.

Things you should know about biking in Chicago

During the non-snowy months of the year, you can see people walking and bicycling all around the Chicago streets. Chicago was named the most bicycle-friendly city in the country by Bicycling magazine last year. There are a lot of good points the city has for people who choose to bike around Chicago.

Do you know what a Dutch Reach is?

Do you remember your parents teaching you to look both ways before crossing the road when you were a child? Do you remember your parents teaching you to let a dog sniff your hand before you pet it? These are common safety measures that get ingrained into our heads until they're habits when we're children.

Have you ever ridden your bike on a train platform?

The combination of bicycle and Chicago Transit Authority travel can get you where you want to go quickly. Just show up to the CTA station with your bike, and put it on the train. However, you should never ride your bike on the train platform. If you lose your balance, you could fall on the tracks and get hit by a train.

What risk factors result in bicycle crash injuries?

In studying the efficiency of energy use in the animal kingdom, scientists have discovered that the condor moves with the highest level of effectiveness. A walking human being, on the other hand, operates at a far lower -- almost embarrassing -- level. Put a human on a bicycle, and this efficiency goes off the charts.

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