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A beautiful spring and sun shining is a good combination for a perfect time for a bike ride. But before you make a purchase for your new foldable bike or dust off your old one, you should first consider knowing and understanding bicycle safety. You need to always keep in mind that a bicycle is not a toy and that it's a vehicle.

 

If you are a guardian or a parent of a child, it is your responsibility on its safety and activities. The same also applies for bicycles to where you need to make certain that it is properly fitted for the child and that it is also on its safest and good operating condition for use. Both you and your child needs to understand on its safe operation and learn on the local bicycle laws and motor vehicle laws when riding on roads. Make certain also that you wear approved bicycle helmets when riding and that it will fit properly and buckled securely. This is an assurance in preventing serious injuries, but this however does not mean that you could then ride carelessly because there are many dangers when riding and that helmets will only give you some protection.

 

 

It is crucial that you also should see and always should be seen. Not just because you are able to see the car doesn't mean that the driver is able to see you also, especially on big trucks to where the driver also has blind spots. This actually why it's best that you wear near or bright colors when you are riding at all times. Be always cautious when you see a car or truck backing out from a driveway and then consider stopping until you know that they have seen you before proceeding. The same also applies for parked cars. It's best that you leave enough space for you to avoid running to a car door when it suddenly unexpectedly opens if you are riding by. Try to avoid riding at night when possible as it is more dangerous. But if you ever drive at night, you should consider having reflectors and also have a white forward facing light and a rear red light. Know more about bicycles at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle.

 

The safest place for riding bicycles would be on the streets or a bike path. It is however expected that you follow on the same rules as the motorists and ride in the same direction as the traffic. For children that are less than 10 years old, it is best that they ride on sideways as they are not mature enough in making the necessary decisions to safely ride on the streets, check it out!

 

 

Bicycling is beneficial in so many ways, which in fact is why you must always be safe at all times when it comes to riding.