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19 Little-Known Tips For Drivers To Stay Safe On The Road

A Lot Of Accidents Involving Cyclists Happen Because Of “Dooring”. When A Car Stops And The Driver Is Getting Out, They Often Open The Door Right Into The Cyclist’s Face. It Happens A Lot, But There Is One Simple Basically Effortless Way To Avoid It.

TIMESTAMPS:

🚴 If You’re A Cyclist:

  • Wear The Right Helmet: 0:44
  • Be A Defensive Cyclist: 1:28
  • Let Others Know Of Your Plans: 2:00
  • Go With The Flow: 2:23
  • Cycle Training Isn’t Just For Kids: 3:25
  • The Sidewalk Is For Pedestrians: 4:07
  • Know Where You’re Going: 5:20

🚗 If You’re A Driver:

  • Practice The “Dutch Reach” To Save Some Lives: 5:52
  • Overtake A Cyclist Properly: 6:44
  • Make Your Intentions Clear To Everyone: 6:57
  • Keep Calm And Carry On: 7:17

SUMMARY:

  1. Wear Bright Colors Or Reflective Clothing, There Are Special Vests For That. Don’t Forget To Dress Your Bike, As Well.
  2. How To Know If A Helmet Is Too Loose? Try Shaking Your Head “No” And If It Turns, It Means You Should Tighten It Up.
  3. Make Sure The Brakes Are Working Just Fine, Brake Pads Aren’t Worn Out, The Tires Are Pumped Enough, And The Gears And Chain Are In Good Condition, As Well.
  4. They Teach You To Be A Defensive Driver At Driving School, And This Doesn’t Only Work For Motor Vehicles. You Have To Learn To Anticipate What’s Going To Happen On The Road.
  5. Even If You’re In A Rush, Don’t Zoom In And Out Of Traffic Like Crazy.
  6. Stop Signs, Red Lights And Other Road Formalities Still Apply To You When You’re Cycling.
  7. They Say You Can’t Unlearn How To Ride A Bike. But You Can Upgrade Your Skills With A Good Instructor.
  8. When You’re On The Sidewalk, The Drivers Are Less Likely To Notice You.
  9. When You’re Driving To The Left Of A Truck, There’s A Good Chance The Driver Won’t See You At All.
  10. The Good Old ‘Yield To Pedestrians’ Rule Works For Cyclists Just Like It Does For Drivers.
  11. If You’re Going To A New Place, Want To Try A New Route, Or Have A Cycling Vacation, Do Some Research And Find Out More About The Route Before You Hit The Road.
  12. A Lot Of Accidents Involving Cyclists Happen Because Of “Dooring”. When A Car Stops And The Driver Is Getting Out, They Often Open The Door Right Into The Cyclist’s Face.
  13. If You’re A Driver In A Right-Driving Country, The Door Is On Your Left. As Easy As It Seems To Just Open It With Your Left Hand, Make Some Effort And Do It With Your Right.
  14. When You’re Passing A Cyclist, Give Them At Least 1 Car’s Width Of Space. This Distance Should Be Enough To Make The Maneuver Safe.
  15. Remember Cyclists Have Just As Much Right To Be On The Road As You Do, So Don’t Get Angry If They Seem Too Slow.

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