March 4, 2005
Be Safe When You are Biking
By Irene Boczek
Recently one of our colleagues was riding his bike and was hit by a car
and seriously injured. I know that we all share good wishes for his
A bike gets a
tune-up at the SLAC 2003 Bike Fair.
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
At home, at work or in-between, your safety is of paramount importance.
So here are some safety tips on safe bike riding and running.
Thanks to Honolulu Police Department (http://www.honolulupd.org/community/bicycle.htm)
Obey traffic signs, signals and road markings.
Ride defensively and so drivers can see you and predict your
Be alert for road hazards.
Be aware of parked cars and watch for car doors that may open.
Use hand signals.
Wear clothes that make you more visible.
Be cautious when riding a bike at night. Make sure you have the proper
lights on your bicycle. Wear reflective materials or clothing.
Wear an approved helmet. Studies have shown that wearing a helmet can
reduce injuries by up to 80 percent.
Loose items should be secured to a properly installed carrier or
carried in a backpack.
Dont wear a headset while you bike so that you can hear what is going
on around you.
Keep your bike in good condition.
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