Important Bicycle Safety Tips and Resources
“If only I’d been watching for bicyclists.” No Regrets When You DRIVE WITH CARE – Bicycle Safety message targeted towards drivers.
With more and more people riding bikes as a means of transportation, exercise and recreation, it’s important for drivers and riders to be extra careful and obey the rules of the road. This safety campaign tip card reminds us there are “No Regrets When You Drive With Care” and when you follow these basic traffic guidelines:
- Share the road with bicyclists.
- Stop before turning right on red.
- Passing bicyclists too closely is dangerous and illegal.
- Focus on the road.
- Avoid aggressive driving.
- Obey the traffic laws, signals and speed limits.
Be a Community Traffic Safety Team “Virtual Volunteer”. Share these bike safety reminders on your social media accounts. Don’t forget to tag us! @trafficsafetyteam on Facebook and Instagram or @trafficsafetyfl on Twitter and Pinterest.
Double-sided bicycle safety bookmarks are distributed to libraries throughout our community with bicycle safety tips for drivers and cyclists.
Do you know what a “Sharrow” is? Many people have not seen them before and if they have, they really don’t know what it means. Throughout Florida there are these road markings in the middle of a lane showing a bicycle with two arrow lines above it. This is a Sharrow!
A poster was distributed which included both bicycle and pedestrian safety. Click here to view and print this Share the Road traffic safety poster as a printable 11×17 PDF file.