Here are some following steps to protect you and your love ones while riding a bicycle in the roadways:
- Protect your head. Wear a properly fitted helmet.
- Before each ride check that tires are properly inflated, brakes work, and the wheels aren't loose.
- Always wear shoes while riding a bicycle.
- Ride a bike that is the right size for you.
- Carry no passengers (except children riding in approved baby seats).
- Wear bright colored clothing and, if riding at night, place reflective stickers or patches on clothing
and/or bicycle so drivers will see you.
- In low light conditions use a white front and red rear reflector lights that projects at least 500 feet to
the front of bicycle and 50 feet to 300 feet in the rear.
- When exiting a driveway, stop, look left, look right, look left again, and exit only when there is no
- Stay alert. Always keep a lookout for obstacles in your path.
- Ride on the RIGHT with the flow of traffic, in a single file.
- Stop at all STOP signs and all traffic lights.
- Do not ride in the wrong direction on one-way streets.
- Use proper hand signals to indicate turns.
- Left Turn - extend left arm straight out
- Right Turn - extend left arm, bend elbow up at a 90-degree angle
- Stop - extend left arm, bend elbow down at a 90-degree angle
- Give the right of way to pedestrians.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and
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