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Nine cycling safety instructions
1. Make sure to check your vehicle before riding
Make sure to check your vehicle before each ride. Make sure the tire pressure is sufficient, the brakes are normal, the faucet and handlebars are locked, and the saddle is adjusted to the right height. It is recommended to put a simple repair tool set (wrench, screwdriver, small pump, etc.) in the saddle bag of the vehicle so that it can be replaced when necessary.
2. Needs to be equipped with reflective and lighting devices
Some people say that cars are made of iron and motorcycles are made of iron. In densely populated areas of the city, people come and go in the streets and alleys, and traffic accidents can easily happen in a moment of negligence. Adhering to the principle of protecting yourself and others, it is important to turn on your lights at night to remind other passersby of your presence.
3. Wear helmet correctly
Although traffic regulations are not yet mandatory to wear helmets on bicycles, but it is still recommended that bicycle riders develop the habit of wearing helmets.
- Select a helmet that has passed the government test and choose the right size.
- Adjust the knob at the back, the tightness should maintain the principle of comfortable but not loose.
- Both sides of the adjustment buckle fixed in the earlobe below, to avoid shaking or fall off.
- Fasten the button to keep comfortable and fixed without loosening.
- The front edge of the helmet should be pressed down to align with the eyebrows to ensure that the forehead is protected.
4. Wear gloves to avoid injury
Bicycle weight is different from motorcycles, easier to lose the sense of balance. When a person falls on a bicycle, the reflex action will use the hand to support the body, wearing gloves can protect the palm of the hand when falling. Some cycling-specific gloves also have padding sewn into the inner layer, which can provide shock absorption and cushioning effect to avoid palm injuries.
5. Maintain a safe distance
When riding, you should maintain an appropriate safety distance from other cars to prevent emergency braking in case of an unexpected situation. As the bicycle body is light, emergency braking may lead to more serious consequences such as rollover. The correct way is to use both hands to apply the brakes and slow down slowly, do not brake only the front wheel. (It is recommended to use the rear brake first)
6. Turning should be slowed down first
When riding a bicycle into the curve should first reduce the speed to a safe range, do not rampage. Avoid braking in the process of entering a curve and losing balance to cause an accident. Before changing the direction of travel, you can gesture to remind other passers-by and observe whether there is a car before making the turn.
7. Parking should get out of the car and stand
The road is like a tiger's mouth, through the intersection must remain vigilant, do not rush fast, run the red light. When encountering a red light, be sure to leave the buttocks from the cushion, feet off the pedals, and maintain a standing position to ensure balance. When you start, you can tilt the body, and start quickly after stepping on the pedals with your front foot to avoid falling down with an unstable center of gravity.
8. When crossing the railroad need to maintain a right angle
When crossing the railroad level crossing, you should keep the principle of stop, look and listen, and wait patiently when the fence has been put down, do not trespass on the railroad track. When crossing the railroad the front wheels should be kept at right angles to the tracks, be careful of the gap between the rails and pass quickly.
9. Measure the ability to choose the right road
Various regions with varied terrain and beautiful landscapes, cycling tours are very popular leisure activities. However, before conducting the tour should do a good route planning and measure their physical strength and skills. Increase the riding distance and intensity in a gradual manner, keep hydrated and arrange proper rest time.