For your riding safety, things “good to know”.
Did you know:
“Pedalcyclist fatalities occurred more frequently in urban areas (69%),
at non-intersection locations (64%),
between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (28%),
and during the months of June (9%) and September (12%).”?
(source: NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts 2008 report 811156)
We live in a desert so proper hydration is very important to ward off heat related impairment issues especially when riding. Consider carefully your routes and weather forecasts and plan accordingly.
Riding Safely: 5 Easy Principles
Map of SoCal Road Fatalities (data from FARS courtesy of itoworld.com)
A treasure trove of links and resources brought to you by our friends at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; covers a wide range of safety items
Don’t Forget Your ABCs!
- Air – Make sure the tires are inflated to the proper pressure at least once a week.
- Brakes – Make sure they work! Clean the brake surface and check cables for wear.
- Chain – Keep the chain free from grit build up, make sure it’s tight and seated properly.
Cyclist Collision Data:
National Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC
State Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC
County Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC
City Cyclist Data – Charts from OCBC
City Cyclist Detail – Charts from OCBC