Today, adults and children bike in Chicago not only for fun and exercise but as a basic means of transportation. In fact, the number of bicycle commuters in Chicago has increased by 150 percent since 2000, U.S. Census Bureau figures show. An estimated 1.3 percent of Chicago’s residents bike to work – more than twice the national percentage.
Unfortunately, as the number of bikes sharing the roads with cars, trucks and other motor vehicles rises, so does the number of accidents. These crashes can result in serious injuries and deaths.
In this video blog, Salvi Law Attorney Rob Kohen discusses some ways to protect yourself while riding.