How to Share the Road with Cyclists

Whether you are a veteran behind the wheel or a new driver, it’s important to learn how to safely share the road with cyclists. These tips will ensure that you are doing your part to keep the road safe for everyone, whether they’re riding on two wheels or on four.

  

Leave plenty of space

Many states require that you leave at least three feet of space between your vehicle and a cyclist when passing. The more space you can create, the better. If you don’t have room to leave adequate space between your vehicle and a bike, you must wait to pass until you can do so safely.

 

Watch for cyclists when stopped

It’s not just important to keep your eyes up when a vehicle is in motion. You should watch for bicyclists when opening car doors or when stopping to park their vehicle.

 

Treat cyclists like automobiles

Bicyclists are expected to follow the rules of the roads as are automobiles. Treat them with the same respect, yielding to them at intersections and making space for them to do things like change lanes when needed.

 

Watch for Young Cyclists

Children on bikes likely will not have the same awareness for road rules as experienced adult cyclists. Thus, you should be extra aware of their presence on or near the road and should slow down so that you can anticipate and react to any unexpected behavior.

 

If you have a taste for adventure, whether it’s biking or kayaking, there are plenty of vehicles available at HuntChrysler that offer the tools you need.

 


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