No matter how good someone gets on a bicycle or tricycle, there is always the risk of getting hurt while riding. One of the most common factors affecting strong riders is other people (and careless people especially). One of the safest things to do as a rider is always to be aware of your surrounds and always to try and employee a little bit of caution (assuming that others are not so great on the road). Here a few tips for road safety that will help keep you on top your bike or trike.
When sharing the road with cars, act like your inside one. This does not mean riding in the middle of the street because that is dangerous. What this means is that you should follow all traffic laws that a car would follow. In most cities, bicyclists have the right of way over cars, but drivers do not always expect riders to run stop signs and red lights, swerve in and out of traffic, and ride the wrong way do one-way streets. Following traffic laws of the road will help cars see you and to avoid accidents.
Know where to ride on the road if there is no bike lane. Cities are building up their bike lanes, but still, there is much left to do. If you find yourself on a block without bike lanes, ride as far to the side of the road as you can while still maintaining a safe distance from parked cars and pedestrians. Try to stay in a straight line and avoid swerving. If the way gets too narrow, riders can claim the full lane to remain safe. Try to avoid staying in the center of the path because cars will get stuck behind you. Although the drivers should wait, it may force them to make dangerous moves to pass you. Be mindful of the vehicles around you, but always put your safety first.
At Worksmans cycles, we always promote safe riding. If you are looking for adult tricycles for sale, please give us a call. We also sell cargo bikes as well