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Reminder - Share the Road

Reminder - Share the Road
There are several ways motorists can improve bicycle safety: 

  • Respect bicyclists as legal road users with the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Drive courteously and with tolerance. That cyclist is your neighbour and you are sharing the same road.
  • Obey the posted speed limit, and don't drive too fast for conditions.
  • Come to a complete stop at each stop sign and red light.
  • Check over your shoulder, and always check your blind spot. A bicyclist could be there. Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the bicycle in front of you.
  • Use low-beam headlights when driving in low-visibility conditions.
  • Yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in and entering crosswalks.
  • If you plan to turn right or pull into a parking space shortly ahead of a bicycle in front of you, do not pass.
  • Signal all turns and lane changes 30 meters (100 feet) in advance.
  • Pass bicyclists only if it is safe to do so. Exercise patience.
This is an excerpt from Share the Road Cycling Coalition, for more information on safe driving and cycling practices, please visit their website.