Friday, February 18, 2011

Bicycle Safety - Community Advisory

Bicyclists are considered vehicle operators; they are required to obey the same rules of the road as other vehicle operators, including obeying traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. It is so important to follow safety rules while riding a bicycle, especially if you are riding within and around motor vehicles. Please use the following safety tips while riding your bike:

Always wear a helmet
Obey all traffic controls (including stopping at stop signs)
Ride your bicycle near the right-hand edge of the road
Never carry another person on your bicycle
Always use hand signals when turning or stopping
Look out for cars at cross street, driveways, and parking places
Be careful when checking traffic and don't swerve when looking over your shoulder
Give pedestrians the right-of-way
Keep your bicycle in good condition
Always ride carefully