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How can I avoid bicycle accidents?

To avoid bicycle accidents, remember these simple rules of the road to follow:
  • Ride on the right side of the road -- with the traffic flow, not against it.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals just as if you were driving a car.
  • Use correct hand signals.
  • Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
  • Stop and look both ways before entering a street.
  • Wear reflective (not just light-colored) clothing at dawn, dusk and night. You want cars to be able to easily spot you. And make sure that the bike has a front headlight and a rear red reflector or flashing red light.
This content orignally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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