Bicycling is a fun way to exercise and experience the great outdoors. It’s a convenient mode of transportation as well as a wonderful family activity.
May is Bicycle Safety Month and with summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to review some basic safety rules for riding a bicycle.
The latest figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that more than 50,000 bicyclists were injured in 2009 — and 630 died in accidents involving vehicles. The NHTSA offers these safety tips for riding your bike.
About Your Bicycle
Before you head out on a ride, check your bike and
Rules for Riding Your Bicycle on the Street
Bicyclists must follow the same traffic rules as car drivers. When bicycling on the street, you should
Also, be alert when passing parked cars as someone might open the door.
Rules for Riding Your Bicycle on the Sidewalk
It is best to ride on the street, especially if there are bike lanes. The sidewalk is fine for children who are not old enough to ride in the street without adult supervision, although some local laws do not allow this. If your child rides on the sidewalk, make sure they
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