Common Vehicle-Bike Collisions
How drivers and cyclists share the road determines how safe everyone on the road is – including passengers and pedestrians. Here’s a review of what drivers and cyclists need to know in common driving situations.
Check the curb lane and check over your right shoulder so you do not cut off any cyclists.
Watch for vehicles that may not see you and turn wide at intersections.
Look ahead for oncoming vehicle or cyclists. Check the crosswalk for pedestrians.
Watch for vehicles that may be about to turn left.
Change lanes to pass. Do not pass too close to cyclists. They need 3 feet on either side as a safety zone.
Watch passing vehicles and be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary.
Opening Car Doors
Before opening the car door, check your mirror and over your shoulder for cyclists and pedestrians.
Watch for people in parked vehicle who may open the door as you are passing.