Life Saving Tips when Bicycling When there’s a sun shining, together with a beautiful spring day, you know very well that it’s a perfect time for a bike ride. But before you make a purchase for your new bike or dust off your old one, you should first consider knowing and understanding bicycle safety. You need to always keep in mind that a bicycle is not a toy and that it’s a vehicle. When you are a parent or a guardian of a child, you are the one responsible on the activities and safety of the child. The same also applies for bicycles to where you need to make certain that it is properly fitted for the child and that it is also on its safest and good operating condition for use. It’s important that you and your child understand its safe operation and also learn on the local bicycle laws and motor vehicle laws when it comes to riding on roads. Make certain also that you wear approved bicycle helmets when riding and that it will fit properly and buckled securely. This is an assurance in preventing serious injuries, but this however does not mean that you could then ride carelessly because there are many dangers when riding and that helmets will only give you some protection. You should also also see and always be seen. Not only because you are able to see the car also means that the driver can also see you, especially with the big trucks to where the driver have some blind spots. This is why it’s best if you also wear neon or bright colors when riding at all times. Be always cautious when you see a car or truck backing out from a driveway and then consider stopping until you know that they have seen you before proceeding. This likewise applies for parked cars. It’s best that you leave enough space for you to avoid running to a car door when it suddenly unexpectedly opens if you are riding by. Try to avoid riding at night when possible as it is more dangerous. But if you ever must, make sure that your bicycle has reflectors and that you always have a forward facing light and also a flashing red rear light.
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The safest place to where you could ride bikes are on streets or on a bike path. It is expected always that you follow on the same rules as the motorists and that you ride in the same direction with the traffic. Children that are still less than 10 years old is best to ride on sideways because they are still not that mature in making the decisions necessarily to safely ride on the streets.
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Bicycling is definitely very beneficial in various ways, which in fact is why it’s best that you are always safe at all times when it comes to riding.