As bicyclists like to say: “It’s a beautiful world…get out there and discover it”. Great advice, but don’t forget to bring along the safety. For bicycle safety, following a few common-sense guidelines will help ensure your ride is both safe and enjoyable.
How To Safe On Your Texas Bicycle Trip
Often cyclists share the road with motorists, so the first rule of safety is, follow the rules of the road to avoid a car accident.
- Always ride in the direction of traffic, not against it.
- Use hand signals when turning and use the “look, signal, and look again” method before turning.
- Yield to traffic when appropriate and take extra precautions at intersections.
Another useful rule is, stay alert. Keep an eye on the traffic around you. Avoid distractions such as wearing headphones or talking on the phone. Keep a lookout for potential obstacles. Don’t ride unpredictably in traffic – weaving in and out is not something motorists are accustomed to.
Lastly, don’t ignore personal safety. A bike that is well maintained is not only safe, its better performing. Check the little things before a ride, like brakes, tires, lights, even the seat. And, of course, always wear a helmet.
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