Share The Roads
When you ride your bike in traffic, you are a driver. Wear your “crash
helmet.” A bike helmet could save your life. Don’t hit the road without
Always follow the rules of the road.
- Ride Right- with the traffic, to the right side of your lane. Always
look back, signal, check for traffic before you make any turn or
leave your driveway. Otherwise, you may become extinct! Stop at
all stop signs and lights, too. You are a driver now!
- 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. A
careless driver could be opening a door in your path!
- If you ride with your friends, don’t hog the road. Two 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 them pass when it’s safe, but hold your lane.
- Make sure your vehicle works the way it should. Check your brakes,
tire pressure, and make sure the handlebars don’t wobble-every
time you ride.
- If you must ride when it’s dark, be safe! BE SEEN! Texas 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 strps also help you be seen.
To report drunk drivers or hazardous traffic conditions in the state of Texas, call: 1-800-525-5555 OR 911.