A recent news article from Health.com takes a good look at how to avoid the most common collisions between bicycles and cars. A lot of the information deals with bike safety techniques for riders. While it should be noted that many bike crashes are not the fault of the bike rider, and the at-fault drivers should be held responsible, it never hurts for bike riders to do whatever they can within reason to prevent a serious bike crash.
This is important, as there has been a growing trend in people in urban areas such as Boston riding bikes. We have more people than ever riding bikes, and now we have bike share programs where anyone who registers for the service can grab a bike and ride it to their destination. In Boston, we have Hub, which allows people to purchase an annual membership and then use the bikes whenever they choose. Continue reading