Bike Safety

Bike Tips


  • Ride a bike that is the right size for you
  • Check that the wheels aren't loose and your brakes work before each ride
  • When exiting a driveway, stop, look left, look right, look left again and exit only when there's no traffic
  • Carry no passengers (except on approved baby seats)
  • Always check brakes and wheels, tighten handlebars, oil chain
  • Always wear your helmet when you ride your bike
Bicyclist

Rules of the Road


Follow the rules of the road:
  • Watch for Traffic.
  • Ride on the right with the flow of traffic.
  • Stop at all stop signs and all traffic lights.
  • Use proper hand signals to indicate turns.
  • Do not ride in the wrong direction on one-way streets.
  • Walk bike across major intersections.
  • Give the right of way to pedestrians.
  • Ride single file.

Helmets


Three out of four serious injuries and deaths that occur in bicycle accidents are due to head injuries. Helmets are recommended - look for the following:
  • Chin Strap and Fastener
  • Fit Snugly, Not Tightly
  • Lightweight
  • Should Be Worn on the Top of the Head, Not Pushed Back
  • a Stiff Outer Shell (Minimum Half Inch Thick Energy-Absorbing Liner)