Turning Left – 2 Options
1. AS A VEHICLE: Signal your intentions in advance. Move to the left turn lane, and complete the turn when it is safe.
2. AS A PEDESTRIAN: Ride to the far crosswalk and walk across.
Be Careful at Intersections
The majority of urban bicycle accidents take place at intersections. Proceed carefully, make sure you are visible, and signal your intentions. Vehicles making turns can be particularly dangerous.
Make Eye Contact
Confirm that you are seen. Establish eye contact with motorists to insure they know you are on the road. Share the road in a polite and courteous manner.
Share the road and the responsibilities. Motorists and cyclists get along much better when showing courtesy and consideration towards each other.
Transportation becomes recreation; the necessary jaunt becomes a pleasurable and healthy journey. Plan your trip and prepare for sudden weather changes.