With many activities restricted, more people are dusting off their bikes and hitting the road. More bikes on the road means cyclists and drivers must learn to share the road safely. One thing to keep in mind is that cyclists are legally required to drive on roads and as a driver you are legally required to treat bicycles as you would any other vehicle on the road.
According to the NHTSA, there were 857 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2018. When a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured.
Bicycles are considered vehicles, so if you’re in an accident with a cyclist, follow the same procedure as you would any other accident. Pull over as soon as it’s safe, call the police, and exchange insurance information. Make sure medical help is on the way if there’s any sign of injury.
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