cycling safety tips

Always Wear a Bike Helmet

Helmets can greatly reduce the risk of head injuries and death. Don't "hit the road" without one!

Obey Traffic Signs and Signals

Stop at stop signs and obey traffic lights, bicyclists are required to follow the same traffic rules as a motorist.

See and Be Seen

Wear light colored clothing to stand out against a dark background as you ride. 

Check Your Equipment

Always use a front white light and a rear red reflector when riding at night or in low visibility conditions.

Leave the Earbuds at Home

Make sure you can hear other roadway users by keeping at least one earbud, preferably both, out when you ride. 

Use Verbal and NonVerbal Communication

Always use a front white light and a rear red reflector when riding at night or in low visibility conditions.

Give 3 Feet--It's The Law

When passing a cyclist, five feet of distance is preferred while three feet is the minimum.

Mind The Door Zone

Take care when opening a door into the bike lane or street so as not to hit a passing bicycle rider with your door.

Respect The Bike Lane

Never enter a bike lane except in instances when you need to turn, enter or leave the roadway or park. Always yield to bicyclists when you cross a bike lane. 

Use Turn Signals

Signaling that you intend to turn alerts bicyclists and other roadway users of your course of travel.  The law requires you to signal at least 100' before you make your  turn..

Check Blind Spots

Looking over your shoulder and checking your side-view mirror are strong habits to help avoid a collision with a cyclist. Be extra attentive when turning right as bicyclists tend to ride on the right of traffic. 

Yield To Pedestrians

Motorists are required to stop for pedestrians when they are crossing in both marked and unmarked crosswalks.

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