Saturday, 26 October, 2002
How Not To Get Hit By Cars
Bicycle safety is more than just wearing a helmet and obeying the law. That statement might win the "duh" award, but it's amazing how many people think that the law is going to prevent them from getting creamed. And although a helmet might just save your brain housing group in the event of a crash, it's much better not to get hit at all. To that end, local Austin cyclist Michael Bluejay has created BicycleSafe.com. His article How to Not Get Hit By Cars is the best practical advice I've seen for cyclists. In it, he describes 10 common ways that cyclists get creamed, and gives very good advice on how to avoid each one. His links page has an impressive array of links to cycling resources and advocacy. If you're a cyclist, visit this site.