The winter is over (finally), the warm weather is here and bicyclists are furiously pedaling away all over Pennsylvania. The following bike safety tips are excerpted from a blog on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) website located by Andrew F. Fick, Esquire, with the law firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
“Many bicyclists may already know these basics:
- Buy and wear a helmet and check that its label says it complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standards;
- Make sure your helmet fits snugly and the chin strap forms a V around the ears;
- Keep your bicycle tires filled with the proper amount of air;
- Ride on the right side of the road in a straight, predictable path.
Even though you likely have heard those tips, when’s the last time you checked for bicycle recalls? In the past year CPSC has recalled about 20 bicycles and bicycle parts.
Bike safety is no accident. Read more safety tips (including our very cool Sprocket Man comic book) on our Bike Safety Guides page.”
(Source: CPSC website, On Safety blog dated May 23, 2014).
Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C. serves the injured, and their families, in Reading, Pottsville and throughout Pennsylvania. The lawyers there handle personal injury claims, including claims involving serious injuries and death.