10 Safety Tips for the Bicycle Riders

Learning the rules and safety tips for biking is as important for the students and bikers as writing papers on different subjects. 1. Use the helmet: The studies carried out so far indicate that the use of the helmet can reduce up to 85 percent. It is important that the helmet is properly adapted to your needs and that it is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Memorial Foundation. 2. Clothing: Clothing should be light in color, or reflective if it is worn during sunset in times of poor visibility, and close to the body to prevent it from getting caught on the bicycle. If you carry a load or a bag, make sure it is secure. 3. Right lane: Always drive along the right lane in a single lane and respect traffic signals. Never go from one lane to another or cling to the back of a car or truck that is towed. Also, do not forget to make the correct hand and arm signals to communicate the maneuvers you are going to perform. 4. Traffic attention: Seven out of ten collisions between bicycles and cars occur at intersections and exits. Therefore, look well in both directions before entering a street or an intersection. If there is a lot of traffic, walk next to your bicycle. According to James, an assignment helper, “once I was thinking about my work and nearly hit the car in front of me which suddenly came to a halt. From that moment, I always remain attentive on the road.” 5. Road condition: The roads or streets can bring unpleasant surprises. Pay attention to sewer grates, puddles, stones, potholes or broken glass. Before dodging them, make sure you can do it safely and take advantage of a free space in transit. 6. Lights: If you drive at night do not forget to turn on the rear and front lamps of the bicycle. Always use reflective clothing, especially on the extremities (ankles and wrists), on the back and the helmet, especially if you drive at night. 7. Bicycle lanes: Drive along the paths and paths reserved for bicycles that are marked with special signs. 8. Check the condition of the bicycle: Make sure that the bicycle adapts correctly to your size. The feet should touch the floor when you are sitting on the seat and the handle should be fixed and turn easily. Verify that the wheels and all the elements of the bicycle are well secured. 9. Use the brakes: The brakes allow to control the speed, so it is important that they work correctly. If the brakes are hand-held, use the backs immediately before using the forwards. In addition, it moderates the speed when the terrain or road conditions are dangerous since sometimes more distance is required to stop. 10. Do not listen to music with headphones at a high volume while riding on the bicycle, since it prevents you from perceiving the presence of other vehicles and prevents you from controlling the traffic on your back. So, make sure you have done your homework before you hit the roads.
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