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Over 45 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Road

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  • 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!!!
  • KLUTZY68
    THEGORGESBLONDE's tips are very important. As someone who drove more than 40 hours a week for 25 years, let me add that movement is what catches a driver's eye. Reflectors on the tire spokes that are in different position so they don't move in tandem are very good; so is something that can be seen from the back and moves, such as reflective tape on your calves and heels. Reflective tape is much better than reflectors, and flashing rear lights are better than steady. Dusk and dawn are the hardest times for drivers to see, so be sure to use lights. Always wear dayglo colors, even in daytime; pink has been tested as the most visible. And if you think helmets are a pain, search for a video of a motorcycle hitting some cyclists. SP won't let me paste the link.
  • JOJOWOODY- try Ikea. We have bright yellow vests for the whole family courtesy of Ikea.
  • The article is right on time. Just brought my bike home yesterday.
  • SERENAJL
    CPSC is actually another one of the safety certifications that supersedes ANSI. Good article.
  • MICHELLEMAE1970
  • I have just started riding a bike again and I found this article very helpful. Thanks
  • ROSAMIRIAM
  • THEGORGESBLONDE
    I rarely ride a bike on surface streets, since it's very dangerous, and I know too many people who have been seriously hurt. As a driver, please let me add that riding in the fog is particularly dangerous, since visibility becomes so restricted and there may not be time to react. Additionally, when cresting a hill, please be sure to get to the right as soon as possible -- the car coming up the hill directly behind you will not see you.
  • My daughter fell on her face and her cheek was terribly scratched. I had just adjusted her helmet minutes before to prevent a serious injury. She was headed downhill!
  • When I shared news with 'my team' about getting a bicycle, one of team members stressed about getting the helmet for my safety. Which I finally did and I'm glad.
    Drivers on the road aren't that courteous as it is and I'm constantly watching as I pedal along.
    I hope I never have to test the helmet. :o)
  • my son and i enjoy riding in evenings and on weekends when he doesn't have homework. we enjoy it a lot.
    found myself a vest to fit in the hunters section but cannot find one tyo fit an 8 year old. any ideas?
  • my son and i enjoy riding in evenings and on weekends when he doesn't have homework. we enjoy it a lot.
    found myself a vest to fit in the hunters section but cannot find one tyo fit an 8 year old. any ideas?
  • With the current price of gas I try to commute by bike 2 x per week. Since it's 17 miles one way I drive in with my bike and then bike home. Next morning, I ride my bike in and that way I always have my car with me if I need it.

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