Bicycle safety tips from ACC Campus Police

Participating ACC staff for Bike to Work Day 2015

Participating ACC staff for Bike to Work Day 2015

  • Remember that you are sharing the road – or pathway – with other motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.  Use caution and respect their rights.
  • Ride defensively.  You should always assume that others don’t see you.  Wear light-colored or reflective clothing and accessories such as a vest, arm band and leg bands.
  • Ride in designated bike lanes or designated bike paths, or as close to the edge of the road as possible (and in the same direction as the traffic flow).
  • Stop at stop signs and traffic signals; slow down and look both ways at intersections.
  • Use the approved hand signals for turning and stopping.  Observe and yield the right of way.
  • Never ride with headphones or earbuds – they tend to mask the sounds of traffic and emergency vehicles (and the wires can tangle in moving parts of the bicycle).
  • Never carry items that obstruct your vision, and don’t weave through traffic or make sudden moves.
  • Never ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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