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 canĀ 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 cyclist in order to avoid rear-ending them. Also, people who drive should remember the 3 and 6 foot safe passing rule while sharing the roads with people who ride. Maintaining this safe-distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle will help keep both safe while sharing the road.

Road usersĀ need to remember to be aware, alert and pay attention while driving or cycling.

DriveKind RideKind was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The DriveKind RideKind program details ways to stay safe on the road, including the most common types of crashes and how to avoid them. DriveKind RideKind is an effort to educate and inspire all road users toward safe behavioral change and encourage personal responsibility.

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