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Common types of crashes and how to avoid them

Both, people who drive and people who ride, need to be cognizant of those around them while on the roadways to avoid a collision. Though a crash can be dangerous for both parties, people who ride are at a much higher risk of sustaining a serious injury than those who drive. A crash can occur at any time and there are types of collisions that are more common than others. By being made aware of these common types of collisions, it is easier to recognize and avoid them. Drivers and cyclists can both can be responsible for causing collisions and must practice constant vigilance in order to stay safe. For example, a motorist should always keep a safe distance from a ...

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Texting and driving. Using handheld devices while behind the wheel is both dangerous and illegal. Unfortunately it is just one of many distractions that people who drive are prone to whenever they get behind the wheel. In fact, at any given daylight moment, some 660,000 American drivers are distracted behind the wheel1. With so many distracted drivers on the road, the chances for collisions either with pedestrians or other motorists increases dramatically. As more and more people from all walks of life take to cycling, it is more important than ever that distractions while driving are eliminated. There are countless ways to be distracted while driving; even those who consider themselves cautious drivers may find themselves distracted occasionally. In fact, ...

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Why do people ride?

Nearly 30% of Texans who drive are either frustrated or angry when they see cyclists on the road, according to a survey conducted by GDC Marketing and Ideation commissioned by non-profit Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) as part of a traffic safety grant awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).1 The qualitative data further support this as many motorists state that they experience anxiety while driving out of fear that they might injure a cyclist. There are many different types of cycling styles, each of whom may have differing levels of experience and knowledge of the rules and laws they are supposed to follow. These are some of the most common types of people who bike: Neighborhood Riders ...

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Statistics reveal sentiments of sharing Texas roadways

Nearly 70% of motorists are comfortable sharing the road with people who ride, according to a survey conducted by GDC Marketing and Ideation commissioned by non-profit Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) as part of a traffic safety grant awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). An estimated 30% of motorists feel frustrated or angry when they see cyclists on roadways1. Cycling is one of the most common forms of transportation, as 18% of Americans who are 16 years or older ride a bike semi-regularly2. Please BE KIND developed DriveKind RideKind in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to educate both, drivers and cyclists, about distractions, responsibilities, laws and rights associated with sharing the road. A ...

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Cycling quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation in Texas cities

According to a report from the League of American Bicyclists, Texas is ranked the 30th most bicycle friendly state in the country1. While many of the reasons for this low ranking are still in effect, a variety of factors have lead to an increase in cycling culture in Texas. From a growing desire to decrease our carbon footprint, to simply trying to avoid rush hour traffic, or just to be more fit, cycling is more prevalent in Texas than ever before. One of the main reasons for the increase in cycling culture is people trying to avoid the headaches that come with city traffic. A report by Inrix-Driving Intelligence states Texas has 3 of the top 25 most congested cities ...

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