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Biking is a popular activity in many areas, especially the Kansas City area. More and more people are riding bikes rather than driving as well as for exercise or just the sheer enjoyment.
From 2000 to 2012 there was a 64% increase in cyclists traveling to work, according to the NHTSA.
The NHTSA also reported that 726 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2014.
Some of the ways bicycle-motor vehicle accidents happen include the following:
Left cross is when a car is coming towards the bicyclist and makes a sudden left turn into the cyclist or in front of the cyclist.
A left-cross in the blind spot occurs when the cyclist is riding to the right and behind a car going straight and a left-turning motorist sees a gap behind that car and quickly turns behind the car but into the path of the cyclist.
Right hook is when a cyclist passes a slow-moving car on the right and the car suddenly turns right into the cyclist.
Trailer whip effect occurs when a diver simply jerks or jolts his or her steering wheel too quickly causing the trailer behind the vehicle to shift violently. This can be deadly for a cyclist.
See more on How to Not Get Hit by Cars.
As a bicyclist, you are subject to the same rules of the road as any other vehicle so be sure to pay attention to street signs, signals and other, plus:
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