Delivery Men and Women

New York Bike Accidents Involving Delivery Staff

Bicycle delivery men and women are at a great risk of injury. New York City reports that between 1996 and 2005, 225 bicyclists died in crashes. Almost all of these deaths occurred as a result of crashes with motor vehicles, and most happened at or near intersections. Of the cyclists who died, 97% were not wearing helmets. If you are a bicycle delivery person involved in an collision, or are a member of a victim's family, we can help.

Bike lanes and properly used bicycle equipment may reduce the risk of fatalities :

  • Wear a helmet
  • Obey traffic signs and signals
  • Be visible: use front and rear lights and bright-colored clothing at night
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic
  • Use bike lanes whenever possible
  • Use extra caution when:
    • riding near buses or trucks
    • going through intersections or making turns
    • riding near parked cars with opening doors
  • Yield to people walking
  • Never ride on sidewalks
  • Never wear headphones

Rights and Obligations of Employers

City law requires businesses to supply their delivery personnel with helmets and other safety devices. The law also requires that commercial bike riders wear helmets while cycling on the job.

Employers must provide each bicycle delivery worker with:

  • A helmet that meets city safety standards
  • A Lamp
  • A Bell
  • Brakes
  • Reflectors

Below is a complete list of The City of New York Rules and Regulations, regarding the commercial use of bike, cycle, and bicycle messengers:

If you are a bicycle delivery man or woman injured in an collision, New York Bike lawyers can help. Call us today at (866) 352-6944.

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