What to do when the road that cyclists share is a dangerous affair.
Pedego’s City Commuter comes equipped with built-in lights.
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 31, 2012 -
If you’re following the law when riding your Pedego electric bike, then you’re wearing a helmet. This is good practice for anyone riding any kind of bike. However, the best way to stay happy and healthy while enjoying your ride is to avoid an accident in the first place. While helmets are great, you’ll be smart to follow some common sense rules to avoid collisions with cars. These guidelines can help you stay safe while sharing the road:
1. Ride with traffic. Riding the wrong way down the street will only increase your chances of being involved in an accident, because you’ll be in places where motorists won’t expect you. Follow the flow of traffic to arrive at your destination safely.
2. Control your speed. Give yourself time to react if a car pulls in front of you. This can be especially useful if you’re crossing in a crosswalk and a car in front of you makes a right turn in your path. If you’re going slowly, you can avoid running into the car.
3. Be as visible as possible. If you don’t have front and rear lights, get some. If your lights have a blinking component, use it. Attach reflective tape to your bike and your clothing, even if you think you’ll only be biking in daylight. Brightly colored safety vests do make it much easier to see you.
4. Use hand signals. Remember the old hand signals they taught in school for right, left and slow-down/stop? Learn them, if you don’t know them, and remember to communicate your plans with others by using them. Simply Google “bicycle hand signals” to find pictures and information. Bonus: The more you move your arms, the more visible you’ll be to drivers.
The best tip of all is to always assume that motorists can’t see you. That’s true, even if you’re right in someone’s path. Ride defensively, keeping your own eyes and options open. If you communicate your presence but expect others to miss seeing you anyway, you’ll be better prepared for surprises down the road. And, best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy a fun and healthy ride on your bike!
Pedego®,the world’s most renowned electric bicycle, built its reputation by creating the coolest electric bicycles outfitted with the latest in electric bike technology. With their chic, stylish designs complemented by a built-in electric hub motor, Pedego® offers a cost-effective and green alternative for transportation, exercise, recreation and fun! Pedego® electric bicycles are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the fun of cycling and experiencing the outdoors without worrying about hills. Hailing from Orange County, California, Pedego Electric Bikes is one of the fastest growing electric bicycle companies in the world. For more information, please visit //www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/.