Now that the weather is warming up and summer is in full swing, many people enjoy riding their bike when they can. Of course, going for a bike ride is a great way to get outside and is good exercise, but both bicyclists and vehicle drivers need to stay alert to avoid any possible collisions or accidents. Keep reading below for a few things to keep in mind these next couple of months when bicyclists are out and about!
Being a Cautious Bicyclist and Driver This Summer
If you are a vehicle driver, it is always important to watch out for pedestrians. Whether you are driving on the road or backing out of a driveway, be sure to stay cautious and alert especially in rural areas. If there is a bike lane on the side of the road, make sure to check for bicyclists before crossing it for a turn.
If you are a bicyclist, make sure that you can easily be seen by drivers by wearing bright-colored clothing and having a reflector or light on your bike. Remember that just because you can see a car coming, they might not see you. Make sure to study up on the bicycle laws in your city before heading out. You should know if you need to ride on the road or on the sidewalk.
Whether you are a driver or a bicyclist, make sure you are being cautious when you are out enjoying this warm weather for a safe and fun summer!
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