On Saturday, May 21st, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today to share important bike safety tips in honor of Bike Safety Month. Both David and Griff are accomplished athletes, and David has participated in over 200 triathlons and several Ironman competitions. Watch the segment:
Safety is something to consider before you even hit the road. Having the proper clothing for biking is critical for a few reasons. The first is that you should be comfortable as well as colorful. Having bright colored clothing helps to make you more visible to any motorists, no matter the time of day. The second reason is that proper cycling gear will help avoid mishaps like pant legs getting stuck in the chain.
While there is plenty of high-tech, professional gear out there, the casual cyclist doesn’t need all of that. There are many types of more casual clothing that would be appropriate for non-professionals and those just starting out.
The other major thing you need before even getting on the bike is a good helmet. It’s the number-one most important thing you can do to keep yourself safe. You’ll want to look for a chin strap that fits properly (they are adjustable), the front of the helmet should be about two fingertips above your eyebrows, and helmets should fit snugly, but not overly tight. There are also a few more advanced safety features you can look for, including advanced types of Styrofoam, carbon fiber material, and adjustable locks on the inside for a more custom fit.
While out on the road, it’s critical to be a good cycling ambassador! This includes sharing the road by staying on the far right side of travel lanes and making smart passing choices including avoiding weaving in and out of traffic. Motorists also need to do their part by providing 4 feet between their vehicle and a biker, and keeping driving courteously at the forefront of their minds. When everyone drives courteously, the roads become a lot safer.
Later in the episode, David Daggett also participated in the Roundtable discussion with Ogi Overman and Keith Grandberry. They talked about current news items and political issues.
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