Vehicle and motorcycle drivers understand that there are certain rules that make things safer for everyone on the roads.
However, they may not know that there are specific guidelines for dealing with cyclists. Likewise, riders must obey certain traffic laws to keep things safe for themselves and motorists. However, you don’t need a license to ride a bike. That’s why it’s even more important to educate both drivers and cyclists about safety on the road.
At Peak Cycles Bicycle Shop, we provide cycling accessories and cycling apparel to keep cyclist safe. While having a bike bell, lights, a safety vest, and a helmet are all helpful, we also encourage riders to know the rules of the road.
Because bike accidents involving vehicles is not as uncommon as you might think, we encourage riders to be mindful of having a well maintained bike with properly working bike parts to maintain safe riding conditions. We also support mindful bike riding. As in, not riding on the sidewalk, not riding to close to the curb, maintaining eye contact with pedestrians and motorist, and always wearing a proper fitting helmet.
The post, An Essential Cyclist Safety Guide for Riders and Motorists, shares more details on bike safety. Additionally, the post How to Not Get Hit by Cars shares important lessons in bike safety. Be an informed and safe rider – know the rules of the road and ride safe.