Be Safe! Ride Defensively At Intersections - When you're riding in traffic, it can be tempting to pass cars on the right while they're stopped at a light so you can get to the front of the line. Usually, however, it's safer to remain behind the last car in line as you approach the intersection. Why? Because, if the light turns green while you're passing, cars turning right (many drivers forget to use their signals) may turn into you (they're not expecting you to be there). There's also the possibility an inattentive passenger may open a door into you as you're riding by. Finally, believe it or not, there are dangerous drivers out there who get irritated at having to pass you again and decide not to give you as much room the second time they pass. It's not right, but it happens, and you can avoid the hassle by riding defensively. Also, always wear a helmet and remain alert to what the traffic around you is doing.