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Bad roads contribute to bicycle accidents in spring

Springtime means warmer New York temperatures and more opportunities for bike riding in pleasant weather. However, it also means bad road conditions due to the previous winter weather and current rainfall. According to a national survey in 2012, bad roadways and walkways were the third-leading cause of injuries for cyclists, shares the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

As you cycle around town, remember to watch for these hazards in addition to other motorists on the road to avoid a bicycle accident:

Potholes

Potholes are a pain for anyone who uses the road, but they are more dangerous to cyclists because bike tires are thinner and less stable than auto tires. Potholes may be the result of poor repair work, making the repair company liable. They also occur due to everyday wear and tear from vehicles and harsh weather, in which case, the city would be responsible if the pothole has been present for a long time. Avoid potholes when riding. Stay away from puddles as well, as they can hide holes and other road damage, such as parallel cracks.

Sewer grates and railroad tracks

Bicycle tires can easily get stuck in metal bars and rails that cross the road. The angle that they lie in determine how dangerous they can be. Cities need to eliminate these dangers or post warning signs of these hazards, such as for train tracks that are still in use. Take alternate routes if possible to avoid crashes.

Wet roads

Spring rain leads to wet roads. Oil residue makes the streets slick, and water makes manhole covers and paint lines slippery to ride on. If you can, take a different form of transportation during wet weather. If you must ride your bike, slow down and be sure you know how to maneuver the bike around these dangers to prevent falling into the line of traffic and getting injured.

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