Monday, March 12, 2012





On the Road
The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists
Obey all traffic control devices
Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns
Always wear a properly fitting helmet-no matter how short the trip!
Ride on the right
Always ride in the same direction as traffic
Be Predictable!
Ride in a straight line
Don't swerve in the road or between parked cars
Check for traffic before entering street or intersection
Anticipate hazards and adjust your position accordingly
Be Visible
Wear brightly colored clothing that provides contrast
Use a white front light in low light conditions
Use a red rear light in low light conditions
Use a reflector or reflective tape or clothing anytime
Make eye contact with motorists before crossing paths

Drive Cautiously
Be aware of the cyclists' vulnerability
Reduce speed when encountering cyclists
Don't tailgate
Recognize hazards cyclists may face and give them space
Yield to Cyclists
Bicyclists are considered vehicles
Cyclists should be given the appropriate right of way
Allow extra time for cyclists to traverse intersections
Be Considerate
Scan for cyclists in traffic and at intersections
Avoid blasting your horn in close proximity to cyclists
Look for cyclists before opening doors
Watch for Children
Children on bicycles are often unpredictable and harder to see!
Expect the unexpected and slow down
Don't expect children to know traffic laws

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