The Dangers of Riding Against Traffic | BikeSafe - Our fourth Safe Cycling video explains why riding against traffic - also known as "contraflow," or "salmon cycling" - is an inherently dangerous and unpredictable manner of riding a bicycle.

This video is part of BikeSafe's "Safe Cycling" animated series. Check out the other videos in our Safe Cycling playlist:

Remember: Only ride within your abilities. Never ride where you feel unsafe or where you may endanger others, and always follow all applicable federal, state, and local bicycling laws when you ride. The content in this video is based on federal bicycle law.

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The BikeSafe Program is part of the KiDZ Neuroscience Center and Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and is funded in part by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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