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Bicycling safety: tips for the road

With Tennessee's spring in full bloom at last, cyclists around the state have quickly flocked to its gorgeous roads. Likewise, countless Tennessee drivers have hit the roads toward adventure. With this blend in transportation comes the inevitable safety risks. What can bicyclists in the state do to prevent a mishap? 

What are common causes for bicycle-motorist crashes?

Riding a bicycle in Tennessee allows you the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery while commuting in an eco-savvy manner. Unfortunately, sharing the road with motorists can come with its share of danger. According to the Tennessee Traffic Safety Resource Office, however, many bicycle accidents can be prevented. Knowing some of the more common causes of crashes between bicyclists and motorists can help you adjust your riding accordingly and be more vigilant on the road.

Children and bicycle accidents

For a parent, there are many different concerns to keep in mind with respect to a child's well-being. Many parents are concerned about problems their child may face in the classroom, from performance on school assignments to bullies. However, when a child is involved in a traffic accident, his or her parent may feel as if their worst nightmare has come true. Many children enjoy riding bicycles, which can be a great way for them to get exercise and spend time with friends. Unfortunately, there is also the risk of being hit by a vehicle if they ride near the road.

Tennessee's bicycling safety practices and the law

As some cities in Tennessee continue to see major population booms, bicyclists from near and far are drawn to the state's pristine valleys and majestic mountain views. Cycling is certainly a healthy choice of exercise, as well as a cheaper option than driving to work or school. Yet does the congestion of city traffic and placing trust in distracted drivers make this choice in exercise a safe one? 

Are bicyclists safe in tennessee?

Various cities across the country have taken pride in their increasing bicycle friendliness. Denver and Austin are among some of the top-rated places in the U.S. to ride a bike, but cities in Tennessee have yet to make that list. While hot places on the map such as Nashville will likely reach a more bike-friendly status in the future, it is important for cyclists to know the possible risks and safety factors sooner than later. 

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