There’s a number of things to consider that will help you stay safe on your bicycle while cycling in & around las vegas such as wearing easily seen clothing, lighting at night, etc. but a big part of staying safe on your bike is making sure everything is functioning properly & maintained well. Below is a list of resources for cycling including repair shops, sales, rental locations, trail heads & of course since we’re Las Vegas bicycle crash lawyers, the location of our office.
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While cycling in Las Vegas is a convenient and cost efficient way to get around town, your safety needs to come first. With the number of tourists and traffic in our area, cycling accidents are a common occurrence. When you are involved in this type of accident, one of your first steps should be contacting an attorney who understands cycling laws and your rights. At the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how dangerous cycling accidents can be and how important it is to take the steps necessary to prevent them. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions cyclists have about how they can stay safe while cycling in Las Vegas.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) works diligently to ensure the safety of all who share the roads in Las Vegas, including cyclists. Along with our own cycling resource guide, the RTC can help address some of your cycling safety concerns:
In addition to renting a bike from local cycling shops, the RTC launched a bike share program in late summer of 2016. The program offers 180 bicycles available for rental 24 hours a day.
To prevent accidents and injuries, cyclists should wear a bike helmet, goggles or sunglasses, riding gloves, and bicycle shorts or pants that fit tightly around the legs and ankles. Make sure your bike is equipped with front and rear reflectors, as well as a horn or bell to signal other riders.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated, your brakes are in good working order, and your chain is oiled. You can do this yourself, or go to one of the numerous bike repair shops in our area.
The RTC has worked diligently to provide bike routes throughout the city and along major transit corridors. There are also numerous parks with bike trails available, which can be located through the RTC and through our cycling resource guide.
As a cyclist, you have the right to share the road safely with other motorists and to seek compensation when you are injured, while you have the responsibility to use proper hand signals and obey all traffic rules and regulations.
For questions about cycling safety or if you are involved in a cycling accident, contact the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC right away. Our experienced Las Vegas cycling accident attorneys can help protect your rights and assist you in getting compensation for your injuries. We serve Las Vegas and the surrounding areas; call (702) 252-0055 to see how we can help you.