The rules of the road
Each year, more than half
a million bicyclists visit the hospital as the result of
a crash. Estimates are that more than a million
more seek treatment in their physician's office. Bicycling
injuries can happen anytime, anywhere. People often think
because they "just ride around the neighborhood," but
unfortunately most serious crashes occur on quiet neighborhood
We can make bicycling safer for all by observing the following
Wear your Helmet! Each year, nearly 70,000 bicyclists suffer
serious head injuries. Many never fully recover. Every bicyclist
needs the protection that a good bicycle helmet provides.
Researchers say that bicycle helmets can prevent three out
of four serious
cycling head injuries. Head injury rehabilitation is a very
costly and difficult challenge. Compared with such costs,
helmet is a good bargain. Always wear a helmet!
More Rules of the Road
- Obey all traffic controls.
- Ride your bicycle near the right-hand edge of the road.
- Never carry another person on your bicycle.
- Always use hand signals when turning or stopping.
- Look out for cars at cross street, driveways, and parking
- Be careful when checking traffic and don't swerve when
looking over your shoulder.
- Give pedestrians the right-of-way.
- Keep your bicycle in good condition.
- Always ride carefully.
- Remember a bicycle is a vehicle. Bicyclists share a complex
traffic environment with other larger forms of transportation.
under age 9 lack the physical and mental development to interact
safely in that environment.