Please join Hampden Auto Body in support of “Heads Up”—a public safety awareness campaign designed to create a culture that embraces sharing the road by encouraging citizens to take responsibility for their actions while driving. We will spotlight some driving tips throughout the week in support of National Driver Education Week.
May is Bicycle Safety month. Here are some safety tips from AAA for drivers and cyclists:
- Stay alert—avoid all distractions while driving.
- Yield to bicyclists when turning.
- In bad weather, give bicyclists extra passing room, just as you would other motorists.
- Look for bicyclists by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic.
- Slow down and give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing bicyclists, especially when the road is narrow.
- NEVER honk your horn at bicyclists—it could cause them to swerve into traffic or off the roadway and crash.
- Always check for bicyclists before opening your car door.
- Children on bicycles are often unpredictable—expect the unexpected.
- Follow the same rules of the road as other roadway users, including riding in the same direction as traffic and obeying traffic signs and signals.
- Signal all turns.
- Wear a bicycle helmet every time and on every ride.
- Be visible by wearing bright colors during the day and reflective gear in low light conditions, and use head and tail lights at night.
- Remember that respect is a two way street. Show motorists the same courtesy that you expect from them.