Bicycle Safety Tips During COVID-19
Cycling is a popular activity in San Diego year-round, and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it may prove to be even more popular as people look for ways to safely get outdoors for some fresh air. Take a look at some of these important safety tips for biking during the Coronavirus pandemic so that you can stay healthy and responsible while enjoying the wonderful cycling in our city.
Wear a Mask
It may be uncomfortable to wear a mask while cycling, but this is a best practice that you should maintain even while out for a ride. If you find it more comfortable, you may choose to use a piece of cloth covering instead, as long as it covers both your nose and mouth.
Avoid Riding in Groups
As with traveling by foot, you should avoid traveling in groups to limit the transmission of Coronavirus. This is especially true when engaging in physical activities that would cause someone to breathe harder than normal, and therefore distribute potential pathogens a greater distance.
Keep a Safe Distance From Other Riders
Avoiding riding in groups is a good start to maintaining social distance while cycling, but you should be equally cautious about keeping a safe difference from those that you pass on the road, encounter in your travels, or find yourself waiting at a red light with. Keeping a distance is an important line of defense against COVID-19.
Choose Less Crowded Routes
In order to help yourself avoid major crowds, try to choose a less popular route that sticks to back roads or trails. As you may have noticed, there is a pattern in the past few tips: keep maintaining your distance, even if you are outdoors.
Stay Home If You Feel Sick
As with any other activity during this time, make sure that you are vigilant about the signs of COVID-19, and be sure to stay home if you have any inclination that you may not be feeling well. There is a 5-14 day incubation period for this illness, meaning that being as proactive and cautious as possible can help to limit the spread.
Riding a bike can burn some serious calories, and there is nothing worse than being far from home and experiencing “The Bonk.” To avoid the need for some emergency calories and going into a store or gas station pack some snacks like peanut butter, a banana, or a protein bar. Proper planning is one of the best ways to stay safe.
If You Are In a Bicycle Accident in San Diego, Contact Injury Trial Lawyers Now
If you are involved in a bicycle accident, contact us as soon as possible to partner with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in San Diego. As the Coronavirus has had significant impacts on the California court system, insurance companies are pressuring victims of accidents even harder than usual to settle their cases. When you are working with our firm, you can be confident that we will use this time to lead a series of aggressive negotiations in order to reach a settlement agreement without needing to rely on the courts at all.
In the event that we are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company or defendant, we have years of experience and successes in the courts, as well. Simply because the courts are closed right now does not mean that we will not be able to take this route in the future, and the time that we spend before that will be extremely productive in terms of building a rock-solid case.
Contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation, where we can speak in detail about your accident, the impacts that your accident and injuries have had on your life so far, and how we can help you get the compensation that you truly deserve. The sooner we start working together, the more time we will have to plan our strategy and work with the insurance company to seek a fair and speedy resolution.