Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries whether you are in a large truck, a compact car or on a bicycle. Here in San Francisco, there are a lot of bicyclists and bicycle accidents occur on a regular basis. Traffic accidents occur for a variety of reasons, of course, but cyclists in San Francisco have good cause to be particularly concerned about distracted driving.
That’s because a recent investigation revealed that the travel routes used by bicycle commuters are also among the areas most at risk for distracted driving. One common feature of routes with a high incidence of distracted driving is that speeding is easy and drivers can therefore become easily frustrated when traffic backs up. That frustration often leads to cell phone use and other distracted behaviors. That behavior often carries over into routes with high bicycle traffic.