VISIBILITY, VISIBILITY, VISIBILITY
To avoid getting hit, first you have to be SEEN!
One of the greatest threats
to bicycle safety, especially
the safety of bicycle
commuters and urban
bicyclists, is cars passing
too closely and hitting them.
To improve bicycle safetymore than 25 states have passed legislation
(with more in the process),
called the 3-Foot Rule
which requires drivers to stay 3 feet from bicycles when passing.
But more needs to be done to improve safety.
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Links to Bicycle Safety web sites
*The “Dutch Reach” works like this: When you are about to exit the car,
you reach across your body for the door handle with your far or opposite hand.
This action forces you to turn toward the side view mirror, out and then back
over your shoulder to be sure a bicyclist is not coming from behind. Only then
do you slowly open the door.
NO Car Shoo
Yes Car Shoo