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Ride with Traffic

Under state law, bicycles are vechicles and should obey all traffic laws. Bicyclists should never ride against traffic or otherwise disregard rules of the road. For a safe commute follow these tips:

  • Ride with traffic and obey all regulatory signs and traffic signals. By law, bicyclists are required to ride in the same direction as automobile traffic.
  • Act like a car and obey the same laws as motorists.
  • Use the rightmost lane heading in the direction you are traveling.
  • Use hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge or turn. Signal as a courtesy and for safety as required by law.
  • Whenever possible, ride in a straight line to the right of traffic, beyond the reach of opening car doors.