There are many bicycle paths and trails in Texas. These paths and trails are the safest places for someone on a bicycle because they are dedicated lanes and usually free of cars, though there are some trails where cars skirt the side lanes. It is best to be very careful when riding on a bicycle in these very densely populated areas of town because accidents with cars and SUVs and trucks do happen from time to time. Probably the most common reason for the accidents that do occur is because of intersection accidents.
COMMON REASONS FOR BICYCLE INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS
Among the most common reasons for bicycle accidents, intersections are among the leading reasons for them. Two way stop signs and four way stop signs can be very deadly to bicyclists. Among the most common reasons for accidents at intersections are:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and talking on a cellphone
- Illegal U-turns in the middle of an intersection
- U-turns where the driver is coming from a stopped position on the side of the road entering into traffic
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Confusion at uncontrolled intersections
- Poor weather
- Poor lighting
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Any and all of these reasons can be significant reasons for bicycle intersection accidents, the overwhelming majority of accidents that take place are the results of drivers who are simply distracted or driving too fast for conditions. Drivers simply must be on the lookout for bicyclists on the road.