Bicycle Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages all road users, including motorists and bicyclists, to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. Bicycles on the roadway have the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. 

Safety Tips for Bicyclists:

  • Always ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk.
  • Ride on the trail, paved shoulder, bike lane, or bike route.
  • Make it easy for drivers to see you by dressing in bright colors and wearing reflective material both in front and back.
  • Watch for debris that might make you fall or swerve.
  • Watch for turning traffic.
  • Wear appropriate high visibility safety gear, including helmet.

Related Links

Be a Safe Cyclist
Biking in Michigan
Michigan Bicycle Law Reference Guide
League of Michigan Bicyclists
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
Michigan Department of Natural Resources