Bikes are an awesome way to get around, but there’s an ongoing and widespread problem cyclists everywhere face: drivers. Austin, for instance, is home to plenty of avid bike-riders. Some friends of mine rely solely on their bikes to get around and the complaint I hear most often is that many drivers just don’t pay attention and put cyclists in dangerous positions in cities everywhere, not just Austin. Nonetheless, bikes are handy–especially for travelers looking to see a city in a new way.
This video depicts a cyclist being struck by a car in Seattle. Fortunately, the cyclist was quick on his feet (literally) and not injured. Check out the footage and take some notes… you never know when you may need to follow suit and react as quickly as this guy.
[Thanks, Seattle Bike Blog]