Bicycle Safety

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Share The Roads
When you ride your bike in traffic, you are a driver. Wear your bike helmet. A bike helmet can save your life. Don't hit the road without a helmet.

Rules of the Road
  • Ride Right: When in traffic always ride in the right lane. Always look back, signal, and check for traffic before you make a turn or leave your driveway.
  • Pedestrians get to go first: Yield the right of way, and keep a sharp lookout for danger in every direction at all times, just like car drivers do.
    • Allow four feet between you and parked cars.
  • If you ride with your friends, don't hog the road: Two bikes side by side is the limit. If the lane can be safely shared with a car, the law is single file. Be courteous to faster traffic.
    • Don't cause a traffic jam. Let cars pass when it's safe, but hold your lane.
  • If you must ride when it's dark, be safe and be seen: Georgia law requires your vehicle to have a white light in front and a reflector in back. Light-colored clothing with reflective patches and reflective wheel strips also helps you to be seen.