The warmer weather has us all spending more time outside enjoying spring. More people are cycling to work, and more kids pedaling to the park. Here are a couple of tips to help keep cyclists safe.
Give Cyclists 3 Feet of Clearance
Always check your blind spots for cyclists.
Be extra cautious at intersections.
- Cyclists going straight or turning right will usually be on the right of a vehicle, so it’s important to look for them when you are turning right.
- Cyclist also are able to use the left turn lanes at an intersection, so stay alert when the light changes.
When you park, make sure you look in your mirror for cyclists before opening your door.
Bottom line, your car weighs roughly 2 tons, and the average bike weighs 20 pounds. Be patient and Share the Road.