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Bike Riders

Bicycling is a common means of transportation as well as an increasingly popular source of recreation, exercise, and sport. Along with increased use of bicycles comes the risk of significant injuries. Each year, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Learn how to stay safe on two wheels.

Tips

  • Walk bicycles in congested areas.
  • Slow down and yield to pedestrians.
  • Signal and obey traffic signals and laws on the roadways.
  • Bike lights are required at night.
  • Wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Don't wear headphones while riding.
  • Bicycles are considered vehicles unless being walked.
  • Bicycles yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
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