Max Draitser | Southern California Bicycle Attorneys

Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
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Max Draitser | Southern California Bicycle Attorneys

Bike injuries can throw you off your game.
Call our office today. Let us advocate for you.

888-30BIKELAW (888-302-4535)

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Does your bike need a smart light?

If you love to spend hours behind the handlebars of your bike, you may think more about seat padding than you do lighting. Still, when riding in dim light, you and your bicycle may blend into the surrounding scenery.

If you do not have some front and rear lights, you eventually may suffer a catastrophic injury in a collision with a motorized vehicle. While some bicycles come with decent lights, others only have reflectors. To stay as safe as possible when sharing the road with cars, trucks and SUVs, it may be time to add an aftermarket smart light.

Front and back lights

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicycle riders should at least have white front lights and red rear ones. Simply installing these lights on your bike may cut your accident risk by nearly 20%. After all, these lights alert drivers to your position on the road. They also illuminate the path in front of your bike.

Smart lighting

You have hundreds of aftermarket lighting options. If you are looking to boost your safety even more, you may want to go beyond the bare minimum. That is, you may want to shop for a smart light that allows you to signal turns or illuminate wider areas. Fortunately, because there are many manufacturers of aftermarket smart lights for bikes, you can probably upgrade your bicycle without breaking the bank.

Even with a smart light, you can never eliminate your chances of being in a bicycle accident. Ultimately, though, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for any injuries you suffer in one.