In the warm or summer months, bicycle riding dramatically increases as people head outside to ride with their friends and family. Unfortunately, with more bikes on the road comes the increased likelihood for bicycle crashes
. Many times these crashes and the injuries sustained are preventable, starting from the moment you think about going out for a ride. Before taking to the streets and bike paths, make sure you take proper precautions to prepare yourself and your equipment. This often can prevent a lot of the stress, pain, and suffering that comes after being in a biking accident. Below, we list out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's
top safety tips before you set off on your bike ride.