Today, there are more bikers on the road, whether they’re commuting or getting exercise. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) reported 743 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2017.
By law, bicycles on the road are considered vehicles and have the same rights and responsibilities as cars and trucks. While sharing with bicyclists can be frustrating, it’s essential that every driver practice safe discretion to decrease the risk of collisions with bike riders.
But by learning a few safety tips, like being aware of your surroundings, learning bike hand signals, and being patient, drivers can safely navigate around bicyclists.