Let’s put our helmets on—May is Bike Safety Month! We have added new shareable graphics that you can download and share with your residents on Neighbors.
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May is Bike Safety Month
“Bike Safety Month is here and the [Agency Name] would like to share a few tips to keep bicyclist and drivers safe on the road.
Stay aware while riding your bicycle at all times. Follow all rules as if you were driving a vehicle!
Tips for drivers:
- Pass bicyclists on the road with care; allow at least a three feet clearance.
- Look for bicyclists before opening a car door or pulling out from a parking space.
- Yield to bicyclists at intersections and as directed by signs and signals.“
Source: Bike League
Bike Safety Month
“The [Agency Name] is reminding residents to always put a helmet on before riding a bike. It’s equally important that you ensure a proper fit so your helmet can best protect you. Always stay aware of your surroundings and put safety first!”
No Matter How You Roll
“Equal Respect. Equal Responsibility! Just like drivers behind the wheel, bicyclists and motorcyclists must obey signs and signals. Ride defensively, assuming others cannot see you, and don’t let yourself be distracted by music, an electronic device, or anything else that takes your focus off the road.”
Share the Freedom of the Open Road
“Join us in helping to keep everyone safe on the road. Remember, no one — no driver, cyclist, or pedestrian — has sole rights to the road. It’s a space where we all have rights and responsibilities.”
“Stay alert and watch your surroundings for bicyclists on the road. Saving a life starts with you.
Tips for Bicyclists:
- Always wear a properly-fitted helmet that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards.
- Check your bike equipment before heading out: check for proper fit and function, including tires, brakes, handlebars and seats.
- Ride in the same direction as traffic.“
Source: Bike League
Cycling Safety Tips
"Please follow these safety tips if you plan on taking your bike out on the open road:
- Always wear a helmet
- Use hand signals
- Wear something bright to keep you visible
- Pay attention to your surroundings
- Follow directions
Americans are increasingly bicycling to commute, for exercise, or just for fun. By law, bicycles on the roadway are vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles."
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Source: C&S Companies