Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Another thing to watch out for is pedestrians and people on bicycles. Even if they’re being rude and disobeying traffic laws – crossing against a red, moving in and out of lanes, riding six abreast, etc. – always yield the right of way to them. And even when they’re obeying all laws, keep an eye on them. You’ll want to know where they are at all times. Another car safety consideration along these lines deals with parking along a street.

Did you know that in many areas it’s technically against the law to exit a car parked on the street from the driver’s side? You’re supposed to get out on the sidewalk side. These laws are archaic and are rarely enforced, but they bring up a good point. Always have a good look around before you open your door to get out when you’re parked on the street. If a moving car is too close to you, or if God forbid a bicyclist is coming toward you, definitely do not open your door. So practice car safety even when you’re parked, and look before opening your door.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips