Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn't
Don't fall for the myth that wearing a helmet is the first and last word in biking safety. In truth, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It's better to not get hit, fall or have an accident. That's what real bicycle safety is about. Try to prepare for what is going on around you. If you see a pothole, you may expect people to veer sharply. If you see a car at an intersection, assume they won’t see you or let you go first. Prepare for it and ride defensively.
Here are some basic principles for safe and effective riding in a group:
OTHER HELPFUL SAFETY LINKS
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