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Bicyclists must obey all the traffic laws that motorists do, but safety tactics may also help riders avoid accidents.
A bike commuter rides amongst cars in L.A. traffic. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
By Christie Aschwanden
November 2, 2009
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that the following were five of the most frequently reported fatal bike-vehicle accidents from 2004 through 2008. Here, our urban cycling experts outline the best ways to avoid them -- and offer some other safety tips besides.