Americadriver’s are trying their best to encourage people to shift to walking, cycling, or taking mass transportation. Many are trying to incorporate cycling and walking in their daily routine, but the number of accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians is also increasing.
What is causing these accidents? Here are the overall struggle between cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles.
While there are people who wanted to choose earth-friendly methods, some drivers and passengers of vehicles are not yet used to sharing the road with cyclists.
Vehicles are designed to see other cars but are not able to see cyclists.
“Distracted drivers are hazardous. If the driver’s attention is taken off the road even for a few seconds, danger might happen. They could be looking at directions in their GPS devices, texting, talking, or other activities.”
There are also city infrastructures that claim to be friendly to cyclists and pedestrians but are dangerous.
A collaborative effort by cyclists, drivers, and the government is needed to make the busy city of Los Angeles, a bike-friendly city. If cities hope to be environment-friendly, they need to consider all factors to be a safer place for cyclists and pedestrians.
If you’re injured in a bike accident, you can file a claim for compensation. Ask the help of a personal injury lawyer for proper legal counseling.