A good driver is a conscientious one who cares about others on the road. "Others" includes bicyclists. Hazards can arise when navigating busy streets populated by people on their bikes. By following some common-sense steps for safe driving, the chances for accidents may decrease.

Always be on the alert for bicyclists. Keep an eye on blind spots. Maybe you should invest in a car with a blind-spot monitor. At the very least, look twice before making a turn and stay about three feet away from a bike when passing. Extra care can cut down on problems.

Safe driving works towards cutting down on potential accidents. Keeping your speed within the legal limit and coming to a complete stop at red lights helps the cause. And don't text and drive or engage in anything else that presents distractions.

A test drive in Reno, NV gives you insights into what vehicles are best for you. At Lithia Volkswagen of Reno, we have many vehicles for you to check out.

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