Riding Safety Tips
Along with using safety equipment, rider actions and reactions play a major role in contributing to injury-free cycling enjoyment. These additional safety tips will help ensure safe cycling.
- Protect your head...Wear a helmet.
- See and be seen...Wear bright fluorescent colors during the day.
- Avoid biking at night...If riding at night, equip your bicycle with head and tail lights and wear reflective clothing.
- Stay alert...Keep a lookout for obstacles in your path.
- Go with the flow...Ride with traffic.
- Check for traffic...Be aware of traffic around you.
- Learn the rules of the road...Obey traffic laws.
- Assure bicycle readiness...Is your bicycle properly adjusted?
- Check brakes before riding.
- Check your wheels..."Quick release" wheels should be securely fastened
In the event of an accident, assault, harassment or other encounter with the motoring public, do your best to get a complete description of the person, vehicle and of course the license plate number. The license plate number is commonly copied incorrectly and the plate is often stolen or registered to some other vehicle or person. For any enforcement to be taken, law enforcement will not only need the license plate number, but also a complete description of the vehicle and the person committing the act. Attempt to notice small details about the vehicle and/or person that will separate them from others that are similar, i.e. bumper stickers, decals, damage, tattoos, scars, etc. Remember, when the person is confronted, they more often than not, deny having committed the act. Get a good description, not just a license plate number.