This British TV advertisement from Transport for London is a fresh, if not sobering, approach to tackling the subject of safe riding practices not only in the UK, but around the world. In it, there’s a man lying on his back with medical personel surrounding him, trying to save his life. He’s clearly been in […]
Top 10 Riding Tips for Noobs
3. Be Visible
Select brightly colored riding gear that will help you stand out in traffic, especially a helmet and jacket. Sometimes we’ll use our bike’s high beam headlight during the day in the hope we’re slightly more visible.
Make yourself conspicuous on the highway or any multi-lane road. Don’t lock yourself into one lane. Instead, move around within your lane, and change lanes often. It keeps you aware and awake. And more importantly, just because a driver in your field of vision saw you a minute or two ago doesn’t mean he sees you now.