J1-110 Further Suggestions for Bike Safety
J110.1 Use of a helmet is strongly recommended.
J110.2 Pedestrians should not step in front of cyclists, who may not be able to stop quickly.
J110.3 When approaching pedestrians or other cyclists from the rear, cyclists should remember they most likely not be heard. Alert pedestrians when overtaking or passing with an audible warning.
J110.4 Be predictable; ride in a straight line.
J110.5 Motor vehicle operators should remember that the bike is a vehicle with the same rights as an automobile. Before opening doors, check for passing cyclists. Do not overtake a cyclist and then make a right turn in front of the bike. Give riders at least six feet of leeway in the event they fall. Always signal intentions, especially when turning to the right.
J110.6 Cyclists must ride defensively; for example, expecting vehicles to enter from a side street. Establish eye contact and give an audible warning.
J110.7 Cyclists must stay out of the gutter and remain on the traveled portion of the road.
J110.8 Use bright colors, lights and reflective material to be noticed while riding.
For more information, including places to ride or people to ride with, contact
- Center for Off Campus Living, 540-568-6071
- Office of Residence Life, 540-568-6275
- Office of Public Safety, 540-568-6913