While bicycle riding can be a fun and easy method of transportation, there’s always the risk of suffering an injury. Bicycle riders are more susceptible to injury or death than drivers and passengers in motor vehicles, and these types of accidents account for most head injuries. If you’re a cyclist or ride your bicycle often, there are precautions you can take to make sure you are safe in environments where motor vehicles are present.
Some accidents are due to the driver of the motor vehicle involved. However, this doesn’t mean cyclists are automatically off the hook. Cyclists must follow the same laws as other motor vehicles on the road. Despite this, the majority of bicycle crashes and injuries are due to motorists that fail to see or yield to cyclists at intersections. Motorists have specific guidelines they must follow in order to prevent car and bicycle accidents: