Preventive Measures of Bicycle Accidents
Today, moving from one area to another is a usual thing. People use various means of transport. Some people find themselves using bicycles to travel from one place to another. Some ride bicycles for recreational purposes. It becomes essential for cyclists to take measures of prevention to prevent some of the accidents that happen on our roads on a daily routine. The accident may be caused by the cyclist himself or other users of the road. As a result the cyclist needs to be more careful and observant when using the road. One caution to be taken by cyclists to prevent a number of accidents is to wear clothes with bright colors and which are reflective for example orange and yellow. It should be compulsory for them to wear this to enable other road users to spot them.
The other measure to be taken is to ensure that they put their front headlight to use when driving in the dark. This act makes their ahead visible and the traffic approaching towards their direction can see them without struggles. When a traffic light signal turns red, bicycles should not stand side by side to the car. By doing so, the driver of the car cannot see them even when he observes the mirrors, and hence they are said to be at the blind spot. It is safe for them to stand either behind or in front of the car to avoid crashing when the signal turns green. The other precaution is that the cyclists should always ride at a moderate speed. It becomes helpful to them in emergency instances as average speed enables them to make an immediate stop. The other measure that they should take is to look right and left for traffic when joining a road and hence make proper decisions whether to proceed or wait for the traffic to pass.
The cyclists should also signal when turning. This is essential to inform other road users of your intention and hence enable them to respond appropriately. The cyclists should also be aware of unexpected turns and know how to respond to the situation without hesitation. The other measure is for the cyclists not to wear headphones when riding as they distract the sound of the traffic on the road and impairs your hearing. They should also choose proper bicycles and make it their obligation to inspect the bicycles before leaving for any journey. There are several precautions that should be taken by cyclists to prevent accidents.