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intersections in Miami for cyclists

Dangerous intersections
in Miami for cyclists

By: Jason Neufeld
Posted in: bicycle accident lawyer

While Miami is a fantastic travel destination for many cyclists, it has also become a crowded city with many dangerous intersections. Besides the many construction sites and potholes, there is also too much traffic. There is an average of 900 cyclists hit in Miami every year.

Many bicycle accident victims across Miami have used bikes for transportation. It is affordable and convenient. Cyclists should be aware of how dangerous these roads could be. While every intersection in Miami is potentially dangerous, bike maps show that there are some particular areas where these types of accidents are more common:

  • Griffin Blvd & NE 125th St.
  • 8th St. & Ocean Dr.
  • NE Miami Place & 54th St.
  • Biscayne Blvd. & NE 29th St.

The problem with express lanes

Express lanes in Miami have created a dangerous situation for drivers. Unfortunately, the lanes are not built properly and lack adequate protection. It is very costly and it encourages lane driving. One of the main causes of accidents in South Florida is reckless driving, therefore, accidents are more possible in this type of situation.

Safety tips for cyclists

It is important all cyclists, even the ones with experience on the road, protect themselves from the road unpredictabilities. Unfortunately, many cities in Miami are not bike-friendly and also some roads are poorly designed, which can contribute to more accidents. There isn’t sufficient bike lanes and cyclists as well as bikers fail to protect themselves and obey traffic rules. Some simple tips to boost your safety include:

  • Wear a helmet
  • Avoid distractions
  • Don’t ride against traffic
  • Choose a bike that fits your needs
  • Obey traffic signals and respect the law
  • Protect yourself and others
  • Take the roads without much traffic and with adequate bike lanes

Florida has earned a reputation for being a dangerous place to bike. Many cyclists lose their lives every year on our roads. Nearly 20% of the total fatalities nationwide are caused by a bicycle accident, which in most cases is the driver’s fault. While fatality rates vary, there is an average of 3.8 deaths per million people in Miami. These accidents are more common with larger vehicles, particularly in crashes between heavy trucks and bikes.

We know the outcome

Many intersections in Miami have video cameras. It is possible for your bicycle accident attorney to take a look at these recordings and determine whether or not you have a case. However, it is important that you file your case in a timely manner before the deadline expires. Stay alert on the road and drive within the speed limit. If you approach a dangerous intersection such as the ones mentioned above, be extra careful. These busy intersections can be deadly for cyclists. Although South Florida has made some improvements, there is still an along the way to go before our roads become bike-friendly.