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Long-distance bicycling and traffic crashes

If you ride a bicycle on or near roads, you may be involved in a serious collision with a vehicle. Bike accidents are caused by all sorts of different factors, such as driver negligence and the use of drugs or alcohol. As a bicyclist, you should also be aware of the risks associated with long-distance bicycling. For example, those who ride their bicycles for extended periods of time may become exhausted and more likely to find themselves in a collision. Moreover, the likelihood of a traffic accident may be higher when a bicyclist spends a significant amount of time on the road.

People ride their bicycle for long distances for many different reasons. For example, many bicyclists may compete in a competition which involves biking for miles and miles, while others may ride by themselves for an extended period of time in order to prepare for a competition or get exercise. Moreover, a bicyclist may be on the road for hours because they do not have a vehicle or access to public transportation and need to get somewhere.

Regardless, those who spend a lengthy amount of time on their bike may become fatigued and have more difficulty concentrating, which can be very problematic if they are riding near traffic. Moreover, there are many reckless drivers and bicyclists are especially vulnerable when they are hit by someone who is drunk or going over the speed limit. Recovering from a bike accident can be very hard and many lives have been lost as well.

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