Biking is a great source of exercise, can help you save money on gas, and reduce the overall impact of your commuter’s carbon footprint. However, it it important to be safe while cycling your local roadways.
As temperatures start to rise, many commuters may consider using a bike instead of their cars. Biking is a great way to get exercise, and can help you save money on gas. In fact, the average person spends nearly $9,000 a year to drive their car.
Keep these tips in mind to ensure you’re safe while biking:
- Always use hand signals to let surrounding traffic know when you’re turning and stopping.
- Purchase brightly colored clothing to make yourself more visible when it’s dark.
- Make eye contact with motorists so they know you are there and can anticipate your next move.
- Keep any relevant locals laws that apply to bikers in mind, such as how to interact with motorists while sharing the road.
- Protect your head by wearing a helmet.
- Be sure to bring a water bottle and cellphone with you when you bike.
Biking is a healthy alternative to driving. But to stay safe, it’s crucial that you remain attentive and cautious of cars on the road. For more bike safety tips, review information provided by the Canadian Red Cross here.