Bicycles are a fun and efficient way to get around the city. Whether you’re riding to work, the park, or just for exercise, you should know the laws for bicyclists before pedaling. A bicycle accident can be extremely dangerous, and not following bicycle laws increases the risk of accidents.
Overall, there’s been a decline in bike accidents, but just under 800 bicyclists were killed last year in traffic, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Bike accidents happen more frequently in urban areas, and according to the People Powered Movement, Philadelphia is in the top 10 most dangerous cities for cyclists.
Keep reading to learn how to avoid crashes on your bike by knowing the rules of the road.