Give 3 Feet and Save a Life

by Staff Blogger | May 31st, 2016

Nashville is one of the best places in the south to go cycling. Whether through Percy Warner Park on a cool morning or out to Leiper’s Fork for breakfast at Puckett’s, there are hundreds of beautifully scenic and challenging bike routes throughout the mid-state area. With summer coming, we’re sure to start seeing more and more cyclists on the road.

Over the last several years, provisions have been made by the city and surrounding communities to make riding on our roads safer and more enjoyable. For instance, Tennessee has a 3-foot rule that all motorists must abide by, which simply means that you must give cyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing. Unfortunately, not all motorists are keen on sharing the road, resulting in serious injuries and even death.

At Ponce Law, we’ve handled several pedestrian and bicycle accident cases over the years, and almost every single one could have been avoided if not for the negligence of the at-fault driver. If a careless driver has injured you or a loved one, give us a call for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the cause of the accident and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.