Bike Riding Safety Tips
Wear Your Helmet
Always wear a helmet when riding your bike. The straps should fit snugly enough to prevent the helmet from slipping. It should also meet safety criteria; Look for “Snell Certified” or “Meets ANSI Z904 Standard.”
Wear bright clothing when riding, and use a white light on the front of your bike and a red reflector or light in the read. Add reflective material on your clothing and bicycle when riding at night. A flag fastened to the back of your bike may be useful to increase visibility.
Obey the Law
Ride with traffic flow and obey all traffic controls such as stop signs, traffic signals and one-way streets. Rules of right of way for motor vehicles also apply to bikes. Ride in a predictable manner and avoid quick, irregular changes of position or momentum. Ride on bicycle paths whenever possible.
Watch for cars pulling into traffic or entering the street from driveways as well as doors opening on parked cars. Don’t weave between parked cars!