How are Cyclists Responsible for Road Accidents?
Riding your bike as a means of transportation has grown increasingly popular over the years. It can be especially beneficial in cities with limited parking and congested traffic, such as in New York City. With the increased popularity of cycling as a way to get around, cyclists and drivers alike must understand the cycling rules of the road.
In New York City, the death toll for cyclists has fluctuated over the last three years. As of October 2019, we’ve seen a significant spike totaling at 26 cyclist deaths. As a stark comparison to 2018’s death toll of 10, it’s essential to understand the reasoning behind cyclists’ fatalities on the road, who is liable for these collisions, and how they can be avoided. Here we go into the details to answer those questions.