- Ride defensively.
- When biking in urban areas, be respectful, cautious and law-abiding.
||Obey road and traffic signs.
Ride on the right-hand side of the road, in the same direction
Slow down when approaching pedestrians, children or animals.
Give right-of-way to pedestrians at all cross walks and pedestrian
Stay off the sidewalks. Sidewalks are for pedestrians.
Slow down at busy intersections and in heavy vehicular and
Slow down and use your bell or horn when approaching pedestrians
from behind or overtaking another cyclist.
Always overtake other cyclists on the left - never on the right.
At traffic lights or stop sign, avoid pulling alongside
another vehicle. Stay out of the pedestrian cross-walk
Make sure that you are clearly visible to all motorists
as well as pedestrians and other cyclists.
- Stay behind a vehicle and wait your turn.
- Watch out for vehicles making a right hand turn ahead of
||Signal your intentions clearly when turning,
slowing down or stopping.
- Occupy your lane when making left-hand or right-hand turns
at a controlled intersection (traffic lights or stop sign).
||When you wish to go left at a busy intersection,
go through the intersection and stop at the opposite corner.
Position yourself in the direction you wish to travel and
wait for the lights to turn green.
- Keep a safe distance from parked cars. Do not swerve in
and around parked cars.
- Look ahead to avoid pot holes, sewer covers and gratings,
obstructions and debris.
- Avoid sudden swerving while avoiding such obstructions.
||Do not attempt to cross railway crossings
when the barriers are down.
- Ensure that both front and rear brakes are in good working
- Ensure that your tires are inflated to the recommended pressure.
||Always wear an approved bicycle helmet that
is properly adjusted to fit snugly on your head.
- Do not wear any audio earphones or headphones while riding.
||Wear a highly visible fluorescent safety vest,
particularly when riding at night.
- Ensure that headlights and taillights are functioning when
riding at night.
Safety is no accident!