Born to be Safe! Part One
We all do what we can to live a little healthier. We take the stairs over the elevator. We watch what we eat, try to have more vegetables. One of the many that people are choosing now-a-days is biking. Not only is it a healthy lifestyle but bike riding is good for the environment. But as more and more bikes take to the road, our risks may increase. Let’s be clear; it’s not a safer way to travel. Two wheels are less stable than four and the narrowness of the transport can both tempt you to take road risks in heavy traffic and render you less visible to others on the road.
The best advice I have come across is for bikes to do their best to stay out of the driver’s way. If you stay out of their way, then you won’t get hit even if they didn’t notice you were there. One site to use for more safety tips is Bicyclesafety.com. Among many of the suggestions, cyclists should use a headlight at night, get and use a horn, invest in some rear-view mirrors, do not ride on sidewalk or against traffic, don’t hug the curb, and do not try to pass a car on the right at in intersection incase they might turn right. But the number one safety tip is to Always Wear a Helmet! So have fun and be safe while riding your bike this summer!