Tips on Safely Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

Posted: Sunday, June 11th, 2017

As summer arrives in the St. Louis area, bicyclists begin to return to the roads in great numbers. Whether it’s the Jefferson Ave bike lane, or one of the many bike routes throughout the city, people are out biking for recreation and to commute to work. If you’re driving a car, you might be wondering about how best to share the road. At Green Light Auto Credit, we’re excited to present these tips on driving with cyclists, and when you’re looking to purchase a new vehicle, you can turn to us.

Bike Safety Tips for Motorists

While there’s a lot that cyclists can do to ensure their safety, drivers should be keeping an eye out as well. Following these safety guidelines can help keep both parties safe.

  • Have Patience – When you pull up behind a cyclist, wait until it’s safe to pass. Keep an eye out for cars in the parking lane that open their doors.
  • Watch Your Speed – Always follow posted speed limits, and if you’re driving on a designated bike route, that’s particularly important.
  • Keep an Eye Out for Kids – Children sometimes don’t pay attention and can swerve out into traffic. Be sure to give them extra time and space.
  • Give them Room – We recommend passing cyclists with at least three feet between the edge of your vehicle and the bike. Any less can be unsafe.

Financing Options

When you’re ready to purchase a new or used vehicle, turn to Green Light Auto Credit. We can help you find a car with the latest safety technology, and we can even help you figure out your car buying budget. Our nationwide network of lenders allows you to choose the make and model of vehicle that best suits your needs. Don’t be restricted by a single dealer – let Green Light Auto Credit handle your next car, truck or SUV purchase.

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Begin the Financing Process

When you’re ready to purchase a new or used car, your first stop should be Green Light Auto Credit. We work with a variety of nationwide lenders to make sure you get the best rate. You can get preapproved in minutes, and we specialize in working with customers with bad or no credit. Contact us today with any questions you might have.