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  • Wrong Way Riding

  • By their very nature, salmon head upstream. But going against the flow is a bad move for bicyclists. In fact, riding against traffic is not only against the law—it’s dangerous and you’re much more likely to be injured. Here’s why wrong-way riding is unsafe:

    • Why it's Unsafe
      • Oncoming cars approach you at a much higher speed
      • Drivers can’t see you when entering or exiting driveways
      • Drivers won’t see you when turning left
      • Drivers can’t predict your behavior
      • You put other bicyclists at risk
      • You can be involved in a head-on collision
      • You can’t see traffic signals
      • You won’t be able to make right turns
    • Numbers Don't Lie
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