Close Call Today!

I had a very close call today riding in Davis. I was in a roundabout and a car to my right tried to rush in to get ahead of me. I had to swerve to avoid a collision. I went up over a median divider, lost my balance, and down I went. Fortunately, I think everything is OK – no broken bones, no broken bike parts, and no ruined cycling clothing. I am bruised and sore, but hopefully will feel better tomorrow.

This driver looked right at me, but told me “Oh, sorry. I didn’t see you. I was looking at him.” He never even asked me if I was OK.

DRIVERS – PLEASE, please be aware of your surroundings and watch for pedestrians and cyclists! And, PLEASE drive safely – follow the rules. These rules are there for a reason:


1. Slow down. Obey traffic signs.
2. Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists.
3. Yield to traffic on your left already in the roundabout.
4. Enter the roundabout when there is a safe gap in traffic.
5. Keep your speed low within the roundabout.
6. As you approach your exit, turn on your right turn signal.
7. Yield to pedestrians and bicycles as you exit.

For complete article, “GOING IN CIRCLES: The rules of the roundabout road,” please click here.


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