Remember to Drive Aloha as a Bicyclist

Remember to Drive Aloha as a Bicyclist

Summer is quickly approaching, and the nice weather is an opportune time for bicycling. While it’s a great way to stay in shape, save on gas, and reduce pollution, riding a bike can be dangerous. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when hitting the road on your two-wheeler.

1. Wear a helmet

This is the most important safety tip of all for cyclists. Wearing a helmet reduces the odds of a head injury by 50% . Make sure your helmet fits properly, which means it’s not loose or wobbly.

2. Follow the traffic laws

Cyclists often forget that they are sharing the roadway. Bicycles should travel with traffic and follow the same rules as those driving cars. Never weave in and out of traffic.

3. Signal your moves to others

Motorists can’t predict your next move, so communication is key. Use hand signals to indicate turns and stops. Movements give others enough time to interpret and respond accordingly.

4. See and be seen

Whether it’s the day, dawn, dusk, or night, remain visible. Dress in neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding. Wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or makings. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you.

5. Skip the soundtrack

It might be enjoyable to listen to music while you ride, but it can also cut you off from the world around you. Discourage kids from wearing headphones or ear buds while cycling as well

No matter how you’re traveling the roads this summer, stay vigilant and value personal and community safety by traveling aloha.

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When you pledge to practice responsible, courteous, and safe habits on the road, you become a Drive Aloha Ambassador. We’ll send you a Drive Aloha window decal to proudly display your commitment to promote traffic safety!

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