Not your road safety rules essay lame Bike Safety page. It’s better to not get hit.
That’s what real bicycle safety is about. Now let’s see how to avoid getting hit. It’s required by law, anyway. But take a look at the car. In short, it gives you some options. How the heck are you going to make a right turn? Cars will approach you at a much higher relative speed.
That idea is just wrong. He was crushed under its wheels. Don’t stop in the blind spot. EITHER car can do you in. A if you weren’t eager to cross the street when you could? When the light turns green, just go, and go quickly.
Don’t count on drivers to signal! Assume that a car can turn right at any time. NEVER pass a car on the right! Don’t ride on the sidewalk.
Don’t pass on the right. Just don’t pass any vehicle on the right. It will eventually start moving faster. It’s required by law in most countries, anyway. Don’t overtake slow-moving vehicles on the right.
Sure, it’s inconvenient, but it beats getting hit. Just put your left arm straight out. If you ride at night, get a rear light! Wear a reflective vest or a safety triangle.
I navigate the city by going through neighborhoods. Use back streets on weekends. I didn’t even gat a headache. Thanks for posting the article.
I bet you save a few lives! Work Day event at my office. Stickers help you be seen by cars, even during the day. Riding a bike in the city will never be the same.
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