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Life Saving Tips when Bicycling When the sun is shining accompanied by a beautiful spring, you know it’s a perfect time for a bike ride. But before you make a purchase for your new bike or dust off your old one, you should first consider knowing and understanding bicycle safety. You need to bear in mind always that a bicycle is not a kind of toy, but is a kind of vehicle. When you are a parent or perhaps a guardian of a child, you know very well that you are the one responsible on the activities and safety of the child. This also applies to bicycling where it includes the case of making sure that the bicycle is fitted properly for the child and it is on its good and safety possible condition for use. It’s important that you and your child understand its safe operation and also learn on the local bicycle laws and motor vehicle laws when it comes to riding on roads. Make certain also that you wear approved bicycle helmets when riding and that it will fit properly and buckled securely. This will greatly help to prevent serious injuries, but this will however not mean that you could ride carelessly because there are still a lot of dangers when riding and that helmets will only provide some protection. You should also also see and always be seen. Not only because you see the car doesn’t mean that the driver also could see you, especially with big trucks to where the driver could have some blind spots. This in fact is the reason why you must always wear bright or neon colors when you are riding all times. You need to always be cautious if you see a car or perhaps a truck backing out from a driveway and consider making a stop until you know that they have seen you before you consider proceeding. The same also applies with parked cars. You should leave enough space for you to avoid running to a car door when it opens unexpectedly while you are riding by. Also try to avoid riding at night because it is more dangerous. But if you ever must, make sure that your bicycle has reflectors and that you always have a forward facing light and also a flashing red rear light.
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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.
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Bicycling is definitely very beneficial in various ways, which in fact is why it’s best that you are always safe at all times when it comes to riding.