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Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike
  • Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic lights, just as cars do
  • Always ride in the same direction as cars do.  Never ride against traffic     
  • Use bike lanes or designated bike routes whenever possible      
  • Avoid riding at dusk or in the dark.  As visibility decreases, your chances of getting into an accident increase    
  • Always stop and check for traffic in both directions when leaving a driveway, an alley or a curb
  • Watch traffic closely for turning cars or cars leaving driveways
  • Don't ride too close to parked cars – doors can open suddenly  
  • Always walk a bike across a busy intersection  
  • When riding in a group, always ride single file 
  • Never wear headphones while biking – you need to hear everyone else on road at all times
  • Never change directions or lanes without first looking behind you and use correct hand signals