Smart Bicycling Tips to Avoid Long Beach Bike Injuries
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV would like to remind California residents that bike safety begins with proper bicycle maintenance every time you ride. While hazardous roads or negligent drivers can cause a Long Beach bike accident, it’s important to take every precaution to protect yourself before you set out on the road.
The American League of Bicycles has created a convenient way for cyclists to always make sure their bike is in perfect condition with the ABC Quick Check list:
“A” is for Air:
- Use a dial tire pressure gauge to check that your bicycle tire pressure is at the proper level.
- Check the tires for damage or dry rot.
“B” is for Brakes:
- Make sure the bike’s brake pads do not touch the tire, and replace if there is less than one quarter of the padding left.
- Make sure that when the brakes are fully applied your thumb will fit between the brake lever and the handlebar.
“C” is for Chains:
- Always inspect your bicycle chains for rust and dirt build up.
- Tighten the cranks if they become loose.
“Quick” is for Quick Release:
- Always point the quick releases to the back of the bicycle to prevent them from getting caught on anything.
- Always make sure the quick releases are closed.
“Check” is for Check it Over:
- Before taking off, take a short ride to quickly check that everything is working correctly.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle collision that you believe was caused by another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, please call Joseph H. Low IV at (888) 454-5569 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.