There are many ways to get around—including driving, riding your bike, and walking. Injuries that happen while you’re going from one place to another are a big problem in Alberta.
Many adults drive a motor vehicle (such as a car, truck, or motorcycle) every day. It may even be part of your job. It’s easy to forget that driving uses many skills, often at the same time.
Common reasons for motor vehicle injuries include:
When you ride a bicycle on the road, it is classified as a vehicle. Cyclists have the sameresponsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. Remember to share the road. Since bicycles are one of the smallest vehicles on the road, make sure drivers, other cyclists, and pedestrians can see and hear you.
Wear the gear
Know the all the rules of the road for biking, including how to use bike lanes and how to hand signal.
Some of the most serious injuries to people walking are from motor vehicles. Pedestrian safety is for everyone at any age.
Current as of: February 13, 2021
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services
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