Radio Spot: Share the Road

Whether it's the high gas prices or the quest to stay fit, many Americans have taken to the streets on their bicycles. Sadly, motorists don't always know how to share the road with bicyclists. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Watch for bicyclists at all times. Bicycles are vehicles, and bicyclists may take the entire lane. Scan for bicyclists in traffic and give them the appropriate right-of-way.
  2. Allow bicyclists extra time to get through intersections. Recognize hazards that bicyclists may face and give them space to maneuver.
  3. Pass bicyclists carefully. Treat bicyclists as you would a slow-moving car-don't tailgate, and wait until you can safely pass the bicyclist. Reduce speed when passing bicyclists and allow at least 3 feet of passing space.

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(Source: http://www.bicyclinginfo.org)