Be a better cyclist – use hand signals


A good post, with good advice. I think I do pretty well when riding my bike around, but this is definitely something I could improve upon!

Originally posted on PedalWORKS:

I witnessed a cycling accident yesterday and it prompted this post.  It happened during my morning commute on a quiet section of a bikeway.  No automobiles, no pedestrians, just two cyclists in a hurry.  It was raining, cold and windy but the visibility was good and there was no traffic.  No traffic.  One cyclist was travelling quickly and on the back wheel of the rider ahead.  The lead rider decided to turn right and quickly slowed to make a sharp turn  The rider behind could not stop quickly enough, crashed into the bike ahead, both lost control of their bikes and fell to the ground.  Neither rider was seriously hurt but the incident could have easily been avoided.
Too few cyclists signal when they are turning, stopping or slowing downing.
Unlike an automobile, a bike is not equipped with stop lights that…

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