If you see an individual riding his or her bike on the road, be sure to give that person enough room to safely stop, slow down or make a lane change. If you notice that a bicyclist is riding while wearing headphones, assume that he or she is completely unaware of your presence.

This means that you will need to reduce your speed and eliminate any distractions that you might face in an effort to avoid a collision. These distractions may include loud passengers, loud music or the temptation to use your cellphone to make a call or answer a text message.

It is important to remember that a bicyclist is likely to take the brunt of any collision with a vehicle. Therefore, you should consider it your duty to avoid such a collision even if you wouldn’t be held legally responsible for it.

 

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