Safety

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When new golfers, skiers and swimmers begin, they usually take lessons – it makes sense for fun and safety!

WHAT DO NEW BICYCLE RIDERS DO?

Many people call us asking if we have “safe” places to ride. Thousands of trips by bicycle trips are made here without car/bike crashes, and it is motorists who are dying at a high rate – not cyclists. Where does this disproportionate and skewed view of danger come from? stay-out-of-tstreet

Afraid to ride in traffic? Many people are.  We are TWICE as likely to die in a car driving here to ride our bikes as we are to die while riding our bikes (hour-per-hour comparisons).  So what does that tell us about our fear-mongering society and our beliefs?  LOTS!

Afraid to be hit by a motor vehicle? Many people are.  But being hospitalized or worse by collision with a motor vehicle is only about 18% of bicycle crash hospitalizations.

Afraid of playing “Russian Roulette” with cars? THEN DON’T! In reality,  90% of these crashes could have been prevented by the cyclist – by riding correctly!

Afraid of being hit from behind by same-direction traffic?  Many people are.  But same-direction crashes between bicycles and cars are only about 1/2 of 1% of the serious bicycle crashes, while 17% of serious bicycle crashes involve collisions with other bicycle riders! Riding correctly in the road is actually safer than riding on a bike path!

Since, all told,  cyclists themselves can control and avoid approximately 95% of the causes of serious crashes that cause hospital trips or worse, why don’t more people learn how to ride safely and correctly?

Why do people feel helpless and scared,  when they can be safer on a bike than in a car?

WE HAVE THE ANSWERS. HERE IS WHAT WE TEACH.

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