Michigan Bike Lanes added to Northwestern Highway: Tips to Avoid Car and Bike Accidents
Northwestern Highway recently added bicycle lanes from 14 mile to Inkster, and while Northwestern Highway has a 50 M.P.H. speed limit, it doesn’t mean that bikes can’t safely share the road with Michigan’s drivers.
Drivers need to remember that if they see person riding their bicycle, then they should approach with caution. If no one else is to their left, then they should merge over to put a greater distance between the biker and their car.
Bikers should remember that cars are approaching them quickly. Bikers need to stay in their lanes and should always signal with their hands. Wearing bright clothing is a great way to reduce the chances of a bike accident.
Do you know why MDOT decided to put bike lanes on Northwestern Highway? Simply put, it was a cheap addition and it didn’t require expanding the road.
With only a couple more months of fabulous weather, we want to encourage people to get outside and ride their bikes.
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Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind all drivers to share Michigan’s roadways, not to drink and drive, and to avoid using their cell phones. We would also like to encourage drivers to respect bikers’ rights to the road.