Bicycle Safety Tip of the Month



The Double Car Threat

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You are riding along a road and need to cross over to the left side. You look back over you left shoulder and notice a car approaching so you wait for it to pass. Immediately after the car passes you turn left and *BAM*, you're hit by a car behind the first one.



You can best avoid this type of accident by being aware of this type of threat and looking back on your left side right before you turn. Do NOT... look, wait a while, then turn.

Use your hand signal. Drivers should be more cautious if they see your intent.

Using a mirror helps to make you more aware of what's going on behind you. However, always turn your head and look when making what could be a life or death decision.



Around 33,000 people die in car crashes in the U.S. each year. About 1 in 41 is a bicyclist.