When should you pass a cyclist?

Is it OK to pass a cyclist?

When passing a cyclist, change lanes like you would for other vehicles. When you are preparing to turn right, watch for cyclists who may ride along side your vehicle. … They may lack the necessary knowledge and skills for safe cycling around traffic, and may not be aware of all the dangers.

When passing a bicycle What should you do?

When passing a bicyclist, slow down and give them as much space as you can. Bicyclists have much less protection than drivers of motor vehicles and they should not be crowded.

When you see cyclists ahead you should?

When you see a cyclist up ahead in the road, remember to slow down! Passing riders at high speeds increases the chance of an accident, and can be terrifying to the riders. Wait until you are on a clear, straight stretch of road so you can safely pass. Passing on hills can also be dangerous because it limits visibility.

How much distance should you give a cyclist?

The Highway Code states that when overtaking a cyclist, drivers should give, ‘as much room as you would give a car’. It doesn’t specify a minimum distance that drivers must leave between the cyclist and their car, which is a source of confusion for many.

Can cyclists ride between cars?

In 2013, California’s legislature passed the Act, codified as California Vehicle Code section 21760, requiring drivers to give bicyclists a minimum of three feet of distance between the motor vehicle and bicycle when passing in the same direction on a highway. This law became operative on September 16, 2014.

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