As a cyclist, riding cautiously cannot guarantee avoidance of all unfortunate accidents with a motor vehicle. Adhering, however, to a few simple tips while riding your bike in high-traffic areas with cars can save you from serious injury or dying.
If safety is part of your routine then you’ll be safer. Take a few extra seconds to look both ways in an intersection or signal even if you think you are the only one on the road. The key is to always anticipate and prepare for the worst so you are ready to react if the unthinkable happens.
Another clearly obvious, yet commonly overlooked, aspect of safe bike riding is wearing a helmet. “It’s too hot and “It ruins my hair” sound silly compared to what’s at stake. Wearing a helmet is one of the easiest things you can do to protect yourself and it can save your life.