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What to do After a Crash in Alabama

 

If you enjoy cycling, you are one of a growing crowd of people who believe the form of transportation is an efficient, fun, and healthy way to get where you need to go. Unfortunately, a cyclist does not stand much of a chance in a crash with a motorist. Never assume that drivers will see you. Instead, do what you can to protect yourself and make yourself seen. By following Alabama’s local cyclist laws, you can help keep yourself safe when cycling and significantly reduce your odds of being in a crash.

 

Alabama Cycling Laws

 

It is important to keep up with the current laws pertaining to bicycling in Alabama. Every person who is riding a bicycle in the state is granted the same rights and is subjected to all the same duties as the driver of a vehicle. Here are some laws you should follow* to make sure you stay safe while cycling:

 

 

If You are Involved in a Crash

 

Even the safest cyclists can be involved in a crash. You can’t keep drivers from being careless. If you are involved in a crash, there are some things you can do to protect yourself:

 

 

There’s no way to stay fully safe while on a bicycle, but if you stay alert, follow Alabama’s local cycling ordinances, wear bright clothing and always wear a helmet, you will have the best chances of making sure you get from point A to point B without incident.

 

 

Submitted by Deanna Powers - Personal Injury Help

 

*This article was not written by an attorney, and the accuracy of the content is not warranted or guaranteed. If you wish to receive legal advice about a specific problem after a bicycle crash, you should contact a licensed attorney in your Alabama.

 

 

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