Cycling is a safe and enjoyable activity for riders of all ages who respect the rules of the road and keep a safety conscious attitude. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. You must obey the same rules of the road when riding your bike as you do when driving a motorized vehicle. Being mentally aware of the road rules is also an integral part of your pre-ride checklist.
1.åÊRide on the left
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Always ride in the same direction as traffic.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Use the lane farthest to the left that heads in the direction that you are traveling.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ If you are a slow moving cyclist stay to the left at all times.
2.åÊOn the road
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights, and lane markings.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Always use hand signals to indicate your intention to stop or turn.
3.åÊAlways wear a properly fitting helmet
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Ensure that the helmet fits snugly and sits squarelyåÊon top of the head, not tipped back.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Always wear a helmet while riding your cycle, no matter how short the trip is.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ After a crash or any impact that affectsåÊyour helmet, whether damage is visible or not, replace it immediately.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Ride in a straight line and don't swerve in the road or between parked vehicles.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Check for oncoming traffic before entering any street or intersection.åÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Anticipate hazards and adjust youråÊposition in traffic accordingly.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Wear brightly colored clothing while riding in the dark.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Install a white front light and a red rear light on your cycle for night rides.
åáåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊåÊ Reflector and reflective tape or clothing are a good investment for high visibility on the road.