Some common causes of bicycle traffic accidents, and how to avoid them

A cycling instructor told me recently that one of the biggest causes of bicyclist-motorist collisions is bicyclists riding against traffic.

That’s something I rarely see – except for young kids who aren’t wearing helmets, which makes them even more vulnerable to serious injuries.

What seems to work well for runners (most of whom I see are going against traffic), doesn’t translate well for cyclists.

One reason: Cyclists, as you may have read here previously, are traffic. We need to go with the flow of traffic, be visible, law-abiding and courteous.

Some more on avoiding accidents here at bicycling.com.

Pedal on.

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