2. Not stopping at a stop sign (rolling stop) and looking for traffic before crossing the street or turning.
3. Turning left or swerving left on the road without checking behind for traffic.
***In addition, riding against traffic is a major contributing factor in all types of bicycle crashes!
Note: Young people are not miniature adults. Children only see about 2/3 of what an adult sees peripherally. They have difficultly telling which direction a sound is coming from and they tend to lack a sense of danger. They have trouble judging the speed an object is coming at them and are restless and have trouble waiting for things like a traffic signal to change. They tend to focus on what is important to them at the moment (the friend they are riding with) instead of where they are going and things like traffic. They also believe that adults (drivers of vehicles) will look out for them.
DRIVERS ARE NOT ALWAYS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU….ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE DISTRACTED OR IN A HURRY.