Here's hoping that 2011 brings less accidents on our roadways. The following are some helpful tips to remember. First, always allow faster traffic to pass when it is safe to do so; avoid blocking the road.
Second, pay attention to parked cars. Not all parked cars are empty - drivers may pull out in front of you or open a door in your path. Finally, as you approach intersections, pay attention to cars all around you, especially those turning left.
Left-hand turns are the most frequent motorist-caused bike accidents, followed by right hooks.
Stay tuned for more tips throughout the year. In the meantime, drive safe because the life you save may be your own.