Street Smart Cycling Tips
- Stay Away From Car Doors
Ride four feet away from parked cars, even if it means riding in a whole
lane of traffic. This will reduce the chance of a motorist opening a car
door into you.
- Never Ride on Sidewalks
When you ride on the sidewalk, you anger and threaten pedestrians and break
the law. The police can take away your bicycle and fine you $300.
- Give Pedestrians a Break
Yield to pedestrians crossing streets. Stay out of crosswalks when stopped
at red lights.
- Ride With Traffic, Not
Against Riding against traffic is dangerous for you and for pedestrians.
If you ride against traffic, you are more likely to crash with a car or
pedestrian and suffer serious injury. Fine: $55
- Report Crashes to the
Police If you are in a crash with a vehicle, car door or pedestrian,
call 911. You and the motorist, pedestrian or other bicyclist must stay and
provide your names, addresses and telephone numbers for the police.
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