Wear a helmet. Using a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk if head injuries.
Select a helmet that has a snug comfortable fit.
BE VISIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Wear proper clothing. Wear clothing that make you more visible. It should
be light in color and close fitting to avoid being caught in the bicycle’s moving
FLOW WITH TRAFFIC
Obey traffic laws. This includes all traffic signs, signals and road markings, & the use
of proper hand signals. Never maneuver from lane to lane or tailgate behind moving cars or trucks.
Be aware of traffic around you. Before
you enter an intersection or street, check for traffic and always look left-right-left.
CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT
Be cautious when bike riding
at night. If you have to ride at night, display front and rear reflectors on your bicycle.
USE BICYCLE PATHS
Follow designated bike routes if available. Bike paths
are special areas reserved for bike riding. Become familiar with such accommodations for cyclists in your area.
CHECK YOUR BICYCLE REGULARLY
and maintain your bicycle for safety precautions. Make sure you adjust your bike to fit your needs. Check your brakes and
the pressure in your tires.
PROTECTING YOUR BIKE AGAINST THEFT
Secure and record information regarding your bicycle. Always lock your bike securely, whether you're gone for a few minutes or a few hours. Record your serial
number of your bicycle with the sales receipt and a photograph.