What goes through your mind when you see a bicyclist on the road in front of you? The staggering studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have shown that hundreds of cyclists are killed each year in collisions involving motor vehicles. You have to understand that when you are in your vehicle, you have a responsibility to keep yourself, your passengers and anyone else on the roads around you as safe as possible. With more and more people biking, you need to have some tips and skills that can help you to avoid deadly accidents.

Know Any Danger Zones

A lot of the cyclist-motorist collisions will take place at an intersection. Prior to making a right hand turn, you should be looking at your side mirror just to be sure that there is no bicyclist approaching on your right side.

Always Slow Down When Passing

Even 10mph can make a difference in the unfortunate event of colliding with a bicyclist. Studies have proven that a cyclist will be up to eight times more likely to be fatally injured if hit by a motorist that is traveling at 30mph versus 20mph.

No matter what, it is extremely important to be aware of your surroundings at all times while you are on the road. Take care to look for cyclists and learn how to safely maneuver around them. Call us today at Woody Folsom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM at (888) 283- 8230 to learn more about some of the advanced safety features available on the new RAM inventory we have in stock or to contact our service department about checking your brakes. We are a full service dealership and look forward to working with you to exceed all of your expectations in terms of pricing, selection and service.
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