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Why Cyclists Should Avoid Drinking and Driving

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Drinking and driving is bad for cyclists’ health because it increases the chances of you crashing into something and can even lead to death. If you’re a cyclist planning to drive after drinking alcohol, know your limits.

Drinking and driving is still a significant problem for cyclists, which is frustrating. Sure, cycling is a great way to exercise and save money, but when you are on the road, you need to be safe. When it comes to driving and drinking, many people say they are not much of a drinker, but they end up in a car accident because they were drinking while driving. That’s just stupid, so don’t do it!

You see cyclists everywhere in the city — on bikes, walking, driving — as if they have the edge over cars when it comes to traffic. There’s a reason why. Cyclists have an advantage because they’re usually out of sight of drivers and often wear bright colors that stand out in traffic. They are also safer because they don’t have to pay attention to the road ahead, while drivers must watch for themselves and other drivers.

Drinking and Driving

What are the risks of drinking and driving

Drinking and driving is dangerous behavior. If you’ve ever seen a car accident caused by someone driving drunk, you know what I’m talking about. But alcohol is also dangerous if you are a cyclist. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were over 4,000 cyclist fatalities in 2017. Alcohol is a factor in almost half of those cases.

What happens if you drink and drive

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “cyclists are three times more likely to be involved in alcohol-related crashes than motor vehicle occupants,” and “drunk drivers are far more likely to kill cyclists than they are to harm motor vehicle occupants.” That being said, it is essential to be aware of the risks you face, and drinking and driving are one of them.

The first thing you need to do is make sure you have a designated driver. You can’t be expected to know every person you meet, and you can’t drink and drive. Another great way to avoid drinking and driving is to keep your phone in your pocket. Your phone is your best friend if you are out on the road. It can be your lifeline, so you need to know where you left it.

What happens if you drink and ride

Cyclists can find themselves in serious trouble if they drink and ride. In many places, drinking and hanging are prohibited on the road, but that doesn’t mean drinking and driving is OK. Even though it’s illegal, a lot of cyclists still do it. They’ve all seen news stories about people who died after a car accident, and they know the dangers of drinking and driving. If you’re going to drink, don’t drink and drive. And if you don’t drink, don’t drink and ride.

What do you do if you drink and ride

Cycling is one of the safest forms of transport around. On a bike, you are three times safer than being in a car and four times safer than walking. But the truth is, there are still a lot of cyclists out there who drink and drive.

And this is not only dangerous, but it can also get you in trouble with the law. Many people believe that if they are sober enough, they will not get pulled over by police. And I agree, but many factors could contribute to this. One of the most common ones is fatigue. If you are tired, you will have a more challenging time maintaining your concentration, and you might not be able to focus on driving.

What are the risks of drinking and riding

Drinking and driving can be dangerous for cyclists. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 3,000 people die yearly in alcohol-related crashes. This is about 30% of all fatal crashes in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 23% of all fatal crashes in 2015. If you are going to ride, you should always try to stay sober. If you drive, you should always try to avoid drinking and driving.

Frequently Asked Questions Drinking and Driving

Q: Is it safe for cyclists to consume alcohol?

A: Not drinking and driving is much safer than drinking and riding. When you’re going, there’s a higher risk of accidents; when you’re drinking, you are more likely to have an accident.

Q: How can cyclists prevent drunk-driving accidents?

A: Drink driving is hazardous for cyclists. The driver must slow down to avoid accidents with them. It’s better not to drink and drive and walk home.

Q: How does being a good role model help kids avoid drinking and driving?

A: Kids can learn from our example. We all need to set an example by not drinking and driving. If you’re a parent, you can talk to your kids about how drinking and driving affect them, and you can make sure they understand what you’re saying.

Top 3 Myths About Drinking and Driving

1. Cyclists have to stop frequently while driving to use a restroom.

2. Cyclists should drink before riding to keep their stomachs full.

3. Cyclists should drink on long rides to prevent dehydration


As someone who loves riding a bike, I understand that drinking and driving can endanger you. But I also know that people drink and drive for different reasons. Some people drink and move because they don’t feel safe driving. Others drink and go to cope with stressful situations. There is a lot of stigma surrounding people who drive while under the influence of alcohol. But let me be obvious, that is 100% your fault and nobody else’s.