Bicycle Safety Tips
These bicycle safety tips are very important. We can have a lot of fun riding our bicycles but like driving a car, we have to follow rules to be safe on the road. Take bicycle riding serious and be careful at all times. Don’t turn what can be a lot of fun into disaster.
Of all bike safety tips, the first one.You should have a bicycle that fits you. Easy and safe to handle. The bicycle frame size is a very important factor. There should be an inch or two between you and the top tube of your bike. Adjust your seat so there is a slight bent on your knee when your foot is in the pedal in a down position.
Wear a helmet. It’s the most important piece of equipment that you can use for safety. It reduces the chance of head injuries in a collision. Wear it right, it should fit you, not too loose or tight; if it is shaky on your head, change it. It should seat level on your head.
When riding at night, use headlights, a red light on the back and reflectors. It’s not an option, is the law.Wear bright clothing with reflecting marking so you can be recognized by motorists.
Get in the habit of do a quick check up before riding. Check the air on your tires. A low pressure tire is a flat for sure. Check that the brake is properly working; the brake level shouldn’t come closer than a thumb to the handlebar and the wheel should spin freely when the brakes are off. Make sure the cranks aren’t loose.
Remember, we have the same responsibilities and rights as the motorist, so we follow the same rules; bicycle laws and motor vehicles laws are almost the same. Ride in the same direction as traffic, riding the wrong way can cause a crash. We have to obey all traffic sings and signals. Ride defensively, look before riding out of drive ways, look behind you before changing lanes, look for pedestrians and turning vehicles. Avoid road hazards. Let motorists know your intentions, signal and ride without swerving. Stay always to the right and pass to the left.
Remember, these bicycle safety tips are essential. Let’s be safe guys and have fun.
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