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- Ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road.
- Use hand signals when turning or stopping.
- Obey traffic signals, signs, and markings.
- When dark, a white light on the front and rear red reflector are required.
- Be visible: wear appropriate high visibility safety gear, including a helmet.
- Watch for debris that might make you fall or swerve.
- Watch for turning traffic.
- Ride no more than two abreast.
- Give at least 3-feet when passing bicyclists. (See above for stricter local ordinances)
- Obey traffic signals, signs and markings.
- Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not underestimate their speed. This will help avoid turning in front of a bicyclist traveling on the road or sidewalk, often at an intersection or driveway.
- Avoid distractions.
- Obey the posted speed limit.
- Stay alert and take extra caution at intersections, especially when making turns.
- In parking lots, at stop signs, when backing up, or when parking, search your surroundings for other vehicles, including bicyclists.
- To avoid "dooring" a bicyclist, never open a car door without first checking for passing traffic. One example of checking for traffic is the "Dutch Reach." This method involves the driver of a vehicle using their right hand to open their door, not their left hand. This naturally puts the driver in position to check both in front and behind for approaching traffic.
- Bicyclist Safety brochure
- Michigan Bicycle Law Reference Guide
- LMB Roll Call Video: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Michigan Bicyclists
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Assessment
- NHTSA Bicycle Safety
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
- MDOT Biking in Michigan
- Michigan DNR - Electric Bikes in Michigan
- League of Michigan Bicyclists
- League of American Bicyclists
- Michigan Fitness Foundation
- Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
- Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC)