(HealthDay News) -- Biking is a great way to stay in shape, save gas and reduce pollution.
But the estimated 80 million cyclists sharing the road with vehicles often face a host of hazards, says the National Safety Council.
To stay safe, the NSC recommends:
- Become familiar with traffic laws.
- Ride single-file in the direction of traffic.
- Use hand signals when turning.
- Never hitch onto cars.
- Wear bright clothing.
- Equip your bike with reflectors.