If you read the title, you’re probably wondering what an iPod has to do with bicycle safety.  People listen to car radios and jog with iPods—why do bicyclists who use a portable music player have more cause for concern?

While it is important that everyone remain alert on the road, detecting and being detected may be most important for bicyclists.  Pedestrians have their own walking space, and automobile drivers have the built-in option of belting strains of “Careless Whisper” as they watch the road; but a bicyclist, on the other hand, depends constantly on more of their senses while riding.  In addition to keeping an eye out, bicyclists depend on their hearing to tell them whether they are being noticed by others.  Unlike pedestrians, they share a space with large vehicles; and unlike automobile drivers, they cannot take their visibility for granted.  Bicyclists with iPods should seriously consider pulling the plug (or rather, ear buds).

Still, accidents can happen to anyone, no matter how alert they are.  When they do, a Utah bicycle accident lawyer at Christensen & Hymas is there to help the victims find compensation for their injuries.  For more information, call (801) 506 -0800.  For a free booklet on bicycle safety/lawsuits, call 1-800-LAW-BOOK.