Bike Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages all road users, including motorists and bicyclists, to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. Bicycles on the roadway have the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles.

Safety Tips for Bicyclists:

  • • Always ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road.

  • • Do not ride on the sidewalk.

  • • Ride on the trail, paved shoulder, bike lane, or bike route.

  • • Make it easy for drivers to see you by dressing in bright colors and wearing reflective material both in front and back.

  • • Watch for debris that might make you fall or swerve.

  • • Watch for turning traffic.

  • • Wear appropriate high visibility safety gear, including helmet.