All over the world, the bicycle is becoming more and more popular not only as a mean of leisure, but also as a mean of traveling. During the summertime in the cities, you can see people riding for pleasure, as well as people rushing to or from work with their bikes, and on weekends you can meet many families or groups of friends who are ready to get an active day while riding bikes. However, insurance companies say that while the cycling culture in Europe is growing, there are still many accidents when cyclists got different injuries. In order to protect yourself from injuries as much as possible, it is necessary to take all safety measures (wearing a helmet, choosing clothes with reflectors, using a technically tidy bike), and it is very important to know the rules of the traffic and not to perform stupid maneuvers in the streets. However, we cannot avoid all the potential danger, so it is a good idea to have insurance.
The first thing you must remember is that only you are responsible for your own safety. Cycling is always associated with certain risks, but by taking the necessary precautions, cyclists can significantly reduce them and protect themselves. Safe cycling always starts with, but is not limited to, following the traffic rules. Efforts can be made not only to reduce the likelihood of disasters but to reduce their potential consequences also. For example, protective measures such as wearing a helmet will not necessarily help prevent falls or collisions but are likely to help prevent serious injury and sometimes even save lives. People riding bicycles are increasingly trying to provide not only a helmet or other protection, but also a tidy technical condition of the bicycle, good brakes, an audible signal, reflectors, and lights that make you visible on the road.
Traumatologists say that the number of cyclists who experience various injuries are large every year when the warm season starts. However, this number of injured people depended on the weather, as a result, if the summer is rainy, the number might be smaller.
Cyclists are likely to get a wide variety of injuries during unfortunate falls or collisions with cars, but the most common of these injuries are severe abrasions and short bone fractures. Clavicle fractures and dislocations of the humerus, sprains of various parts of the body are also typical. Head injuries occur among the top of this list and this is a consequence of riding a bike without a helmet.
According to doctors, the severity of an injury depends on the force of the impact or collision. The higher the collision force, the more serious the injury is going to be. Because the bike is often ridden at a speed of 20-30 km/ h or more, the force can be considerable, so cyclists who fall to the ground not only absorb the force of a collision, but also roll down on asphalt. This often results in multiple injuries and severe abrasions.