Sharing the road with cars, SUVs and trucks is a fact of cycling life. Legally, bicycles have all of the same rights and responsibilities that automobiles do, yet too often cyclists are viewed as the second-class citizens of the road.
Cyclists are expected to follow all of the same traffic laws as motorists, yet must mingle with larger, faster vehicles (and the sometimes impatient people who steer them). Here are our street-smart guidelines for becoming a wiser, safer cyclist.
Cycling on high-speed roads requires extra caution. Avoid it if you can, but if you must, follow these rules.
Reminder: Just because you're on a bike, it doesn't mean that you can't be cited for a traffic violation. Follow the rules of the road.
By Steve Tischler
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Last updated: 05/21/2013
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