Handle With Care
In most settings, bicyclists travel at a slower speed than cars, so motorists will often need to pass a bicycle user to arrive at their destination efficiently and safely. The one concept that motorists need to remember when passing or overtaking a bicycle is to be cautious and to maintain a safe operating distance. This means slowing down as necessary and providing plenty of room to the bicyclist. Never attempt to squeeze past a bicyclist—be patient and wait until the time is right. It’s very simple, really.
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Bike Law founder and bicycle crash lawyer Peter Wilborn has raced, toured, commuted, and ridden his bike daily for fun. In 1998, Peter had a bike tragedy in his own family, realized firsthand the need for lawyers who understand cycling, and devoted his law practice to Bike Law.