In many parts of California, the weather is sufficiently nice to allow cyclists to pilot their conveyances at just about any time of the year. As such, it’s important for drivers and cyclists alike to ensure that the precautions they extend to each other in the summer are also in practice during the winter. This may be accomplished in part by enacting some of the tips on hand from a Commander with the Police Department of Rome, New York.
First, make sure that your bike is in the proper condition, especially if you’re going to be piloting through a cold or even slick environment. And although you might want to bundle up when the weather is particularly frigid, make sure that the items you’re putting on aren’t compromising safe riding. Make sure your helmet fits properly and that you can still properly grip the pedals and the handlebars.
Always understand that a bicycle in traffic is required to submit to the same rules as your average automobile. If there’s a red light or a stop sign, stop there until the appropriate time. Signal your intentions via the use of hands and don’t go barreling onto the sidewalk, something that cyclists may be tempted to do but that would be exceedingly dangerous.
Finally, don’t be distracted. Make sure you know what’s going on all around you by not listening to music or using your phone while riding.