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Lane Control and Why You Should Sometimes “Take the Lane”
Visit website to view animation: http://cyclingsavvy.org/hows-my-driving/
This article form CyclingSavvy.org has a fantastic animation explaining why it is important to sometimes “Take the Lane.”
Driving in the middle of the lane actually protects cyclists against the most common motorist-caused crashes: sideswipes, right hooks, left crosses, and drive-outs. A bicycle driver’s top safety priority is to ensure he or she can be seen by motorists with whom they might potentially be in conflict, and bicycling in the middle of a lane is one of the most effective ways to do that. Most overtaking crashes involve a motorist who attempts to squeeze past (illegally) in a lane that is too narrow to share.