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Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
Here are some bicycle safety guidelines to help you avoid accidents and injuries:
- The bike should be the right size for the rider.
- Wear a nationally certified bicycle safety helmet at all times. According to one research, motorcyclists who do not wear helmets are 14 times more likely to suffer fatal brain injuries than those who do.
- Riders must observe the same traffic regulations as drivers. They should stop at red lights, avoid using the walkway, and ride in the direction of traffic.
- Riders should wear bright clothes to make themselves apparent to other motorists, especially at night. Their bicycles should also have reflectors so that other drivers can see them.
- Riders should keep a safe distance from parked automobiles to avoid being struck by doors that may open.
- Riders should dismount their bicycles while crossing a pedestrian lane.
- Bicyclists, like all drivers, should keep their eyes on the road and avoid being distracted by technology.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
- Riders should adjust their speed according to the road conditions and traffic volume.
- When stopping, turning, or changing lanes, employ the appropriate hand signals.
- Crossing junctions should be done with extreme caution.
- Make use of the entire lane to make oneself visible and predictable to other drivers.
- Riders should be especially cautious while overtaking a truck or bus, which has a bigger blind spot (the region behind a vehicle where drivers cannot see anything from their side mirrors) than a passenger car.
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