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Posted on: June 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Helmet

Tips for Bicyclists:

  • Always wear a properly-fitted helmet that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.
  • Check your bike equipment before heading out: check for proper fit and function, including tires, brakes, handlebars and seats.
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic, as a vehicle on the road.
  • Obey traffic signs, signals, and lane markings; signal all turns; and follow local laws.
  • Be predictable; ride in a straight line and use hand signals when changing lanes or turning.
  • Stay focused; look ahead for traffic and obstacles in your path.
  • Be visible: wear bright colors, reflective materials and lights on your bicycle at night and in low light conditions.
  • Stay alert: don’t use electronic devices.
  • Ride safe; riding impaired by alcohol or drugs affects your judgment and skill; it affects your safety and others on the road

 
Tips for Motorists:

  • Pass bicyclists on the road with care; allow at least three feet clearance. 
  • Look for cyclists before opening a car door or pulling out from a parking space.
  • Yield to bicyclists at intersections and as directed by signs and signals.
  • Look for bicyclists before making turns, either left or right.
  • Respect designated bicycle lanes; don’t use them for parking, passing or turning.
  • Never drive distracted or impaired. Always buckle up.

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