Measures To Put in Place to Prevent Bicycle Accidents
In modern days it is a common thing to move from one place to another. People use various means of transport. Some people find themselves using bicycles to travel from one place to another. A number of them cycle a bicycle for the purposes of having fun. It becomes essential for cyclists to take measures of prevention to prevent some of the accidents that happen on our roads on a daily routine. The accident may be caused by the cyclist himself or other users of the road. As a result the cyclist needs to be more careful and observant when using the road. One of the preventive measures that the cyclists should take to prevent some accidents is to wear bright colors which are reflective such as orange and yellow. They should make sure that they wear this to make other road users see them.
The other measure to be taken is to ensure that they put their front headlight to use when driving in the dark. This helps them to see ahead and also makes them visible to approaching traffic. The other measure that the cyclists are supposed to take is, they should never stop side by side to the car in instances where the traffic right turns red. Standing side by side to the car makes them not to be visible to the driver of the car even when using mirrors and hence they are termed as the blind spot. They should actually stand either in front of the car or at the back of the car to avoid being crushed when the traffic light signal turns green. The other measures is that the cyclists should ride at a speed that is moderate. Riding at this speed will enable them to come to a stop when they have to which will greatly help them in times of emergencies. Another measure for them to take is to always look at both sides of the road when they want to join a road before taking any action of whether to proceed or wait for the traffic to pass.
The cyclists should also signal when turning. It is useful as it helps other road users to be aware of their intention and hence act appropriately. The cyclists should also be aware of unexpected turns and know how to respond to the situation without hesitation. The other measure is for the cyclists not to wear headphones when riding as they distract the sound of the traffic on the road and impairs your hearing. They should also choose proper bicycles and make it their obligation to inspect the bicycles before leaving for any journey. These are some of the measures to be taken by bicycle riders to prevent accidents.