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When it comes to avoiding a bicycle accident in Chicago, observing traffic laws and basic safety often isn’t enough. It’s important to stay alert for erratic behavior among the other people on the road. To stay safe, our team of bicycle injury attorneys offers this list of ways to spot potentially dangerous drivers.

Tips to Reduce Bicycle Accidents1. Fit Your Helmet

Bike helmets are necessary – and the law – but the wrong helmet can obscure your peripheral vision. Check with store staff about getting the right size helmet and wearing it properly.

Illinois Department of Transportation statistics report 1,700 to 2,000 bicycle crashes each year, of which 17 were fatal in 2009. Many a Chicago bicycle accident is simply that: unlucky circumstances claiming a victim. Others, though, were the direct result of driver error. One of the best ways to protect yourself from that error is to understand the top causes of bicycle-motor vehicle collisions.

Improper Pull-Outs

Drivers backing or fronting out of a parking spot or driveway may be looking for cars, but won’t be watching the sidewalks. If they miss you, it’s possible you won’t miss them as they pull into the path of your bike. Best defense: ride in the bike or car lane, where drivers are looking for you.

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