Avoid Springfield Missouri Bicycle Accidents by Planning a Safer Route

There was a recent news story about the increase in the number of Springfield Missouri bicycle accidents.  A key to avoid Springfield Missouri bicycle accidents by planning a safer route.

Every cyclist knows it can be dangerous to commute to work on your bike in Springfield, or ride around the outlying areas due to the lack of official bike paths and general awareness from Springfield Missouri drivers.  Google can help you plan those rides to be a bit more enjoyable (and hopefully accident free) with their new Google Maps tool that gives bike directions!  Found at https://maps.google.com, enter your starting point and destination as you would for driving directions, but be sure the drop down shows BICYCLING rather than “by Car.”

Here is an example of how to ride from Springfield to Rogersville.

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=springfield,+mo&daddr=rogersville,+mo&hl=en&geocode=FV7cNwIdvGFw-ik_mMhF92LPhzGgDWkes2z9aw%3BFUNcNgIdChV0-imzFT_nSILPhzGId0gEzF-3Qw&mra=ls&dirflg=b&sll=37.687624,-122.319717&sspn=0.339069,0.517044&ie=UTF8&z=12&lci=bike

In general, the tool tries to avoid busy intersections and where available, use bike trials. Per Google, the “time estimate for the route is based on a complex set of variables accounting for the type of road, terrain and turns over the course of the ride.”

The tool certainly can’t ensure a safe trip, but as a bicycle accident attorney who has seen first hand how a poor route choice can contribute to an accident, I know I’ll use it when searching for a new loop or when exploring unfamiliar areas.  There are already enough threats that cause Springfield Missouri bicycling accidents, don’t put yourself in extra danger by traveling on the busiest roads in rush hour. It seems the new Google Maps tool can perhaps help you avoid some dangers.  Check it out.

If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri bicycle accident with a motor vehicle and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients.  Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a bicycle accident but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.

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