Bicycle Safety

Bicycling is fun, healthy, and a great family activity. But a bicycle isn’t a toy; it’s a vehicle! Some bike crashes can cause serious injuries and most are related to the behavior of you (the bicyclist) or the motorist. There are a number of things you can do to prevent a crash, and protect yourself if a crash occurs.

Safe Riding TipsBicycle safety

  • Wear a bicycle helmet
  • Adjust your bicycle to fit
  • Check you equipment
  • See and Be Seen
  • Control the Bicycle
  • Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards
  • Use Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
  • Avoid Ridding at Night

Rules of the Road - Bicycling on the Road

  • Go with the traffic flow
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Yield to traffic
  • Be Predictable
  • Stay Alert at at all times
  • Look Before turning
  • Watch for Parked cars 

For more information on bicycle safety, visit the NHTSA Web site