Letter: Riding facing traffic safer for cyclists?
Original post made on Jun 28, 2007
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on Jun 28, 2007 at 12:35 pm
It is a horrible idea to ride against the flow of traffic... for more reasons than one.
One of which being: drivers of vehicles turning right do not look to the right, they look to the left for oncoming vehicles - bicycles included.
Another being: a bicyclist meeting a car in a head-on collision would be certain death.
on Jun 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm
The Cailornia Vehicle Code states that bicyclists must ride WITH traffic and Pedestrians walk AGAINST.
on Jun 28, 2007 at 7:15 pm
No, apart from the reasons given by Nathan, riding against the traffic means the relative speed of the bicycle to the car is very high and accidents would be harder to avoid and people will die all the time.