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Bicycle Safety Tips

Over 45 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

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  • Bike safety is no joke.
  • good tips..thanks
  • PHHHISC
    Thank you for the tips.
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  • I love to ride a bike. I haven't ridden a bike for a very long time.
  • I'll reemmber these tips when I get a bike to ride with my son
  • Keep trying to find what works for you!
  • good tips thanks
  • "Drive near the curb in the same direction as traffic"

    Driving near the curb can be dangerous. Maryland has a far to the right rule. But! If the lane is not wide enough to accommodate both a bike and a car with three feet in between, the cyclist may ride in the center of the lane. The motorist must slow to follow and pass when safe. Briefly crossing the double line is permitted. This is similar to what a motorist would do when overtaking a slow tractor, a bus, or a buggy. If you feel safest far to the right, leave at least a foot to the left of the curb pan ... that's about two feet from the curb. There is a lot of debris and trash the closer you get to the edge, not to mention storm grates and broken pavement. And make yourself as visible as possible. Invest in a bright flashing light.

    And for heaven's sake WEAR YOUR HELMET.
  • I don't ride bikes, but I do ride a stationary bike and I think those who do should obey all the rules of the road like vehicle drivers.
  • I would never consider biking anywhere because as a driver I consider them a hazard on the road as they don't always observe the rules. I know everybody's not that way, but I find I have to go out of my lane to go around them safely usually and heard a story about a woman I know whose daughter plowed into a group of bicyclists at 7:30 in the morning, injuring one severely. She had been partying the night before. Probably still hung over. Scary stuff.
  • SHKHILL
    Did the article mention that bikes, like all vehicles, must stop for stop signs and red lights? Absolutely essential. And it's a really bad idea to have in ear buds while pedalling, or texting.
  • My husband wants to ride in our neighborhood but I am leery about doing so. For one thing, there is no shoulder, it's curvy and hilly, and people drive like maniacs. And secondly, he flat out refuses to wear a helmet. Scares me too much.
  • great tips! Everyone ride safe!!!

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