The Safety Measures for Cyclists

The bicycle, as a transfer vehicle, must comply with all the corresponding traffic regulations.
 
 
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - April 28, 2020 - PRLog -- Helmet: Its use is mandatory. In addition, it considerably reduces the possibility of head damage in case of accidents.

         Reflective: All the bicycle and its driver must have reflective elements, whether they are huinchas, vests, wristbands, among others. The idea is to be visible to cars and thus reduce the risk of an accident.

         Spotlights and Lights: The bicycle must have a rear light and a front light.

         Buzzer / Horn: Must have a front buzzer, in order to alert your presence if necessary.

Other recommendations such as:

1. Prefer to travel along the authorized bike lanes.

2. If you go down the street, do it to the right.

3. Use reflective elements and lights in case it gets dark, as this will make you more visible and help you to observe the road better. However, avoid walking at night.

4. Use a well-fastened safety helmet to get around on a bicycle and take the following precautions when purchasing it:

a. Choose the helmet depending on your needs and measurements,

b. Check the date of manufacture and useful life of the helmet,

c. Buy it in a specialized store and

d. Make sure that the helmet has ventilation, as this helps air circulation, which helps keep you cool and comfortable.

5. Do constant maintenance to your bicycle. That is to say: the tires, chain, seat, lights, handlebars, wheels, brakes, gears, nuts and frame and fork.

6. Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

7. Use the bicycle bell only if necessary and to alert of an event.

It is important that cyclists consider and apply the necessary safety measures, so that the numbers previously exposed are reduced to a minimum. At ERP Lawyers, we can give you support and recommendations on the implications of the Mobility and Cycling Safety Law (https://erplawyers.com/blog/ley-de-movilidad-y-seguridad-...) in Costa Rica.

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