When a fatal car crash occurs, a white cross is often left at the side of the road as a memorial for the deceased driver. Likewise, when a fatal bike crash takes place, a white painted bicycle is often placed at the crash site to represent the death of a bicyclist. This memorial is known as a ghost bike memorial.
Not only do ghost bikes serve as symbolic memorials, but these memorials honor the lives of those lost in preventable bicycle accidents. Ghost bike memorials also do the following:
- Raise awareness of bicycle fatalities
- Serve to remind drivers why they need to drive safely
- Encourage drivers to share the roads with cyclists
- Educate drivers to be kind to cyclists
By honoring the lives of those lost, ghost bike memorials create a symbol showing drivers that they need to be aware of cyclists on the road. Hopefully, these ghost bike memorials in South Florida have an impact on the community and serve as a reminder to share the road with cyclists.
Sadly, each bike represents a life lost and families who have lost their loved ones as a result of drivers who weren’t conscious of bikes or were distracted or impaired at the wheel. While these ghost bike memorials pay honor to those who lost their lives, families of the deceased still need to pursue justice for their losses.
If you have lost a loved one in a Broward County bicycle accident, you should contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney at the Law Office of David Benenfeld. You can reach us by calling [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] for a free consultation.