Safety on the Roads
If you are trying to be environmentally friendly the push bike may be the option for you, here is some information about how to ride safe on a push bike.
Many cyclists find it difficult to know where best to position themselves on the road. It can be tricky to find the right place: too close to the edge and you could run in to car doors that open just in front of you, but if you are in the centre of the lane you are often faced with abuse from car drivers. Every cyclist knows that riding on pavements is illegal so where are you meant to ride? Thankfully many town councils are responding to cyclists’ dilemmas by putting in cycle paths, but these often disappear at busy junctions so it is important to know the best position to ride in.
Cyclists often find if they ride close to the edge of a road with cars parked down it they spend most of their time avoiding opening doors. If this happens to you and you don’t have the time to swerve around it the best thing to do it to hit your brakes and come to an emergency stop. To avoid this it is best to cycle away from parked cars, giving yourself the distance to help avoid any doors that open in front of you. If you have been hit and are looking to make an bicycle accident claim visit www.roadtrafficaccidentsite.com
Turning left on roads can be very hazardous. In these instances it is important to make sure that both the oncoming traffic and the cross traffic from either side can see you. This is why it is so important to be very clear with your signaling and to wear bright coloured clothes. Make sure you can see all drivers as well.