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Vancouver Bike Crash Attorneys Urge Caution Near Driveways

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Our Vancouver bike accident lawyers are on a mission to try to make our city and, all of B.C., safer for cyclists.

As part of that mission, we want to make sure that all cyclists understand hidden hazards. You already know that wearing a bicycle helmet when you ride is an absolute must. However, more subtle dangers may not be as intuitive.

For instance, when you bike along a sidewalk, you are at heightened risk for a Vancouver bicycle accident every time you cross an entrance or egress, like a driveway.

Normally, driveways are not very “traffic heavy.” A typical household driveway may only see “traffic” two or three times a day. But that’s what makes driveways dangerous! After all, when you bike through an intersection, you are keenly aware of cars coming and going through that intersection. You bike more safely, almost out of instinct.

But when you bike passes residential streets, day in day out, you may become numb to the threats lurking in those driveways. All it takes is one unlucky turn of events—one time that you bike across a driveway, just as the owner backs his truck out—to suffer a life altering injury.

Be mindful every time you pass a driveway, and teach your kids to stop and look both ways at driveways—just as they should look both ways before they cross streets and intersections.

For help dealing with a recent bike crash, talk to a Vancouver bicycle accident attorney at McComb Witten today. Call us at 604-255-9018 to set up a free, no-obligation case consultation. You may also wish to download a copy of our free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim, for more important insights about pursuing your Vancouver bicycle accident case.