As Phoenix bicycle accident attorneys, we know how important it is to teach children how to ride safely, especially when around cars. We were also happy to hear that thousands of children were bused into Phoenix on December 18 to receive a free bicycle as a Christmas gift from a local church group, according to Fox 10. The group, part of the Phoenix First Assembly of God, put together more than 5,000 bikes for children who need them. An anonymous person donated the bikes. The bikes are given to children who are nominated by their teachers based on need. The program has been donating bikes for the past 15 years.
Phoenix Bicycle Accident Safety Tips
Parents should discuss important safety rules with children to help them avoid Phoenix bicycle accidents, including:
- Wear a well-fitting helmet at all times;
- Wear bright or reflective clothing;
- Wear elbow and knee pads for further protection;
- Use a light when it gets dark; and
- Ride with an adult whenever possible.
Parents can also help children plan a route to school or the store, showing them where it is safe to ride and how to cross streets by getting off and walking the bike across designated crosswalks. Children can learn to ride with traffic and obey traffic signals, but they should do so with an adult supervising them at all times.
Arizona Bicycle Accident Statistics
There are on average about 1,900 bicycle accidents in Arizona every year. In 2010, there were 1,914, resulting in 19 people killed and 1,583 injured, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Most bicycle accidents happened in broad daylight with clear conditions. There were two children age 10-14 years who were killed in 2010 bicycle accidents, and more than 250 Arizona child bicycle accident injury victims age 0-14.
Contact a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney
If you or your child is injured in a Phoenix bicycle accident, contact the team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We have more than a decade of experience representing victims of Phoenix bicycle accidents. The Husband and Wife Team works to obtain settlements from at-fault drivers that pay for the medical expenses and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.