Drivers and cyclists can share the road

By learning about the different types of  infrastructures that have been put in place and becoming aware of common types of traffic situations that cyclists face, road users can share the road responsibly. Adding bike lanes, especially to areas with high traffic, is one of the most sweeping changes being made across Texas roadways. These bike lanes are most commonly found on the far right of the road and are reserved for people who ride; they designate the safest place for cyclists to be on the road.  People who drive should also remember the 3 and 6 foot safe passing rule while sharing the roads with people who ride bicycles; because many destinations are still only accessible by roadways without ...

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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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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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