Rules Of The Road

Rules Of The Road

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May 29, 2013
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  1. Rules of the Road

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  3. Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as

    drivers of vehicles.
  4. Common Factors & Differences ‣Narrow vehicle ‣Slow vehicle ‣Vulnerable

  5. Rules of the Road ‣Obey all traffic signs and signals

    ‣Ride in the same direction as other traffic ‣Use hand signals 50 feet before turning
  6. Hand Signals Always look back when changing lane position. Use

    hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge, or turn.
  7. Rules of the Road ‣Ride with traffic ‣Ride in a

    straight line ‣Do not swerve between parked cars
  8. Ride as far to the right as practical

  9. Taking the Lane ‣Descending a hill; need extra space due

    to increased speed ‣Road conditions (pot holes, road debris, parked cars) ‣Taking the lane to increase visibility ‣Making a left hand turn - look behind, signal, move into left lane, and turn left.
  10. Bicyclists need the lane when descending the hill Bicyclists need

    the lane when descending a hill
  11. Using the lane forces motorists to move into the other

    lane to pass.
  12. Take the lane to be visible

  13. Bicyclists use the left lane to turn left Bicyclists use

    the left lane to turn left.
  14. Using the left lane prevents motorists from squeezing past you

    at the intersection
  15. Ride three feet from the curb

  16. Riding Two Abreast ‣Riding two abreast is permitted on any

    street as long as other traffic isn’t impeded ‣When riding two abreast, bicyclists must ride in one lane
  17. Use white front headlight and red rear reflector or light

    at night
  18. Be a safe and courteous bicyclist.

  19. In Summary ‣Bicyclists fare best when they act as drivers

    of vehicles ‣You have a right to be on the road. Position yourself to be visible ‣Follow all traffic signs and signals ‣Ride in the same direction as traffic ‣Be visible and predictable ‣Ride at least three feet from parked cars and curbs ‣Use the right most lane going in your direction ‣Use lights at night