It is well known that cycling can improve the quality of life. As the League of American Bicyclists states, “Bicyclists don’t take up a lot of space, don’t cause a lot of wear and tear on the highway, don’t generate a lot of pollution, rarely hurt others in a collision, and are efficient and economical in almost every regard.”
While cycling promotes a greener form of energy, health and happiness, it’s important to understand the dangers associated with cyclists and drivers occupying the same space. Below are several tips for drivers to help share the road and keep cyclists safe.
Don’t Drive Distracted
Texting or using your cell phone while driving is illegal in most states, and it’s incredibly dangerous. Taking your eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, can mean disaster for cyclists. Remember, no text is ever worth someone’s life.
Check Your Blind Spots
Bicycles are smaller than cars, and they can be easy to miss. Check your mirrors when changing lanes, and be sure to check your blind spots. It only takes a second and it could save a life.
Cyclists must react to many changes in road conditions that motorists might never notice. A rider may slow down, speed up, or quickly change position within a lane to account for potholes, gravel, wet pavement, or grooved pavement. Give cyclists space and never make assumptions.
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