It is common in Doylestown to see drivers and bicyclists share the road. Thompson BMW wants drivers to remember a few basic safety precautions. Looking out for cyclists is the right thing to do, and it means more safety for everyone involved.

The experts suggest that about three feet should separate your vehicle from a bicyclist at all times. That's not a hard and fast rule, and common sense should prevail. In some situations you may want to extend that to five or even ten feet. The precise situation should determine your response.

When turning at an intersection where a bicyclist is present, take extra care to monitor your blind spots. It is very easy for bikes to vanish in the blink of an eye during a turn. If you can't see the bike that was present just a few seconds ago, that's a good sign the cyclist is in one of your blind spots.

 

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