Bicycle riding on local roads and streets has become more common as people switch from driving cars to riding bikes to work, school, and run errands. However, riding a bike on the road can be dangerous if bike riders and car drivers fail to respect the rules of the road. Often, the negligence of a bike rider or a car driver can lead to an bicycle accident
, causing severe injuries and suffering. Before you take to the road on your bike, make sure you prepare yourself by knowing local laws and bike riding safety guidelines. Below, we list out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's
top safety tips for safely riding a bike on the road.