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Riding at Night

Safety Corner logoby John Siemiatkoski and John Allen


"But I don’t plan to ride at night. Why would I read this article?” With the sun setting earlier, it’s easy to ride at night by accident. To make sure that doesn’t become with accident, here are some ways to be prepared. (Ed. Note: we prefer to use crash to refer to bike accidents, so please forgive our use here.)

Above all, you must remember that your ability to see at night is going to be diminished, even with a good set of lights. You will have a harder time seeing obstacles in the road, and other road users will also have a harder time seeing you. You need to be prepared for whatever might come your way, and be ever mindful of personal safety.

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