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Riding a bike is beneficial because it is exercise, and it conserves fuel; however,it must be done in a safe manner. Knowing proper protocol while riding in the street with motor vehicles is a must.
-Ride in the street about 2 or 3 feet from the curb.
-Always use hand signals before turning or stopping.
-Always obey stoplights and signs.
-Ride in a straight line... no weaving.
-Make eye contact with other drivers before turning.
-Watch carefully for cars.
For more information on riding your bike safely, contact your local Department of Transportation and ask for their published bike safety guide.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|