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- Obey to all the rules of the road.
Riding a bike is like driving a car.
- Ride defensively, but decisively.
Make it easy for a driver to anticipate what you are going to do, so that he/she can act accordingly. Ride in a straight line and in single file, unless you are overtaking.
- Indicate your intentions by using hand signals:
- Do not ride in the gutter.
Be aware of drivers of parked cars suddenly opening a car door.
- Ride wide and take the lane if it is not safe for a car to pass you.
Watch for glass on the road, cat-eyes, drain covers, oil, sand, etc., which can often be found in the far left of the gutter.
- Do not use an iPod or phone while riding!
You need to be able to hear approaching traffic or other cyclists who may be warning you about a problem.
- Wear a helmet.
- Wear gloves.
It improves grip on the handlebars and may save some skin should you get into contact with the road.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing.