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May was National Bike to Work Month. More and more people are electing to bike to work year round because it is healthy, inexpensive and good for the environment.

There are several things to consider before you start commuting. Several websites offer the following tips:

1. Start off easy.
2. Don’t feel you have to go the distance.
3. Figure out your route.
4. Test it before you commute.
5. Find a bike buddy.
6. Learn the rules of the road for bicycles.
7. Investigate parking.
8. Devise a cleanup plan.
9. Carry flat fix essentials.
10. Learn emergency adjustments.
11. Inspect your bike before every ride.
12. Perform routine maintenance.

Another think to consider is accidents. We represent a lot of people who have been injured in bike-car accidents. Sometimes they happen when a driver doesn’t see the bicyclist and turns in front of him. Other times the collision happens when a door is opened without looking for the cyclist.

When a bicyclist is injured he can obtain medical treatment and compensation for his lost wages under the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) policy carried by the driver of the car involved in the accident.

If you have any questions about your rights as a cyclist, please contact us.

Read more about this topic: Commuting by Bike

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