Bicycle safety

starts with common sense for adults and education for children.

If you consider riding your bicycle on the streets or highway, there is one rule:  follow the rules of the road.  The responsibility is yours to know the local laws considering the operation of a motor vehicle.  Most of these rules will apply to you as a bicyclist.  Some of the basic rules you must obey is to respect the traffic lights and signs.  You must drive on the right side of a two way street.

Learn and practice your signals for turning right, left and for stopping.  It is better to show your intent, especially when turning or stopping.  Remember, you are likely to be the smaller vehicle sharing the roadway.  An accident may be avoided by being courteous.  Your best bet for a safe ride is to use a bike path whenever available.

Wearing and having the right safety equipment will lessen the chance of serious injury in a bicycle accident.  Always wear a helmet that meets the government safety standards.  The bicycle helmet should also fit and be worn properly to offer the best protection.  Wearing the right clothes may improve your visibility, especially at night.  You may add reflector straps around your jacket, pant legs or shoes.  Wearing light colored clothing will also make you more visible.  Equip your bicycle with a tail light and a head lamp if you intend to ride at night.

Verify that your bicycle is in good working order before you hit the road.  Inspect and adjust your brakes, check wear on your brake pads and replace them if worn.  Make sure that your cables are not kinked or bent.  Keep your chain lubricated, and check the condition or your tires.  Verify that they are properly inflated to manufacturer’s recommendation.  Go over all nuts and bolts to confirm that your handlebars and wheels are torqued to specification.

Use common sense, remain alert to your surroundings and follow the rules of the road. Bicycling is great exercise.  When you use your bicycle instead of your vehicle, you are also making your contribution in slowing down global warming.  It is not only good for the environment, is can also save you money.

Some communities are more bike friendly than others.  Joining a bike club has the benefits of socializing and getting involved in making your community more bike oriented.  Working as a group may reap benefits when approaching governments to help with improvements in your community to make cycling a safer place.

Malker Bicycle Light Front and Rear Silicone LED Bike Light Set - Bike Headlight and Taillight,Waterproof & Safety Road,Mountain Bike Lights,Batteries Included,4 Pack Malker Bicycle Light Front and Rear Silicone LED Bike Light Set - Bike Headlight and Taillight,Waterproof & Safety Road,Mountain Bike Lights,Batteries Included,4 Pack
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Features

  • EASY INSTALLATION: Our premium bicycle lights can be installed in seconds without the need for any tools or other equipment. Add a light to your bike, backpack, helmet or other areas for maximum safety
  • PREMIUM SILICONE ALLOY: We've carefully crafted Classic Glow Bicycle Lights using durable silicone alloy so they can stand up to weather, road use, and even low-impact drops. They're also waterproof
  • VERSATILE LIGHT MODES: Each of our lights feature three specific modes of use-high, low and strobe-so you can be easily seen in early morning fog, dusk, nighttime, and dawn
  • DESIGNED FOR SAFETY: These ultrabright LED lights feature two lithium ion batteries and offer visibility up to a half mile. This helps other riders, drivers, and walkers spot you when riding in low light or complete darkness. Orders also come with eight extra batteries
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If you aren't completely happy with our LED lights, simply return them within 30 days for a full, no questions asked refund

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Ultra Bright Bike Light Blitzu Cyborg 168T USB Rechargeable Bicycle Tail Light. Red High Intensity Rear LED Accessories Fits On Any Road Bikes, Helmets. Easy To Install for Cycling Safety Flashlight Ultra Bright Bike Light Blitzu Cyborg 168T USB Rechargeable Bicycle Tail Light. Red High Intensity Rear LED Accessories Fits On Any Road Bikes, Helmets. Easy To Install for Cycling Safety Flashlight
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Features

  • Be seen from blocks away, ride with confidence - introducing the all new Blitzu cyborg 168t bike tail light
  • New and improved - you deserve the best, the cyborg is 50% larger and 15% brighter than our best seller cyclops bike light
  • Ultra-bright to keep you safe - the cyborg 168t bicycle light produces an extraordinarily wide-beamed of red light which is eye-catching
  • USB rechargeable rear bicycle light - stop wasting your money and never buy batteries again
  • Easy To install for Cycling Safety Flashlight

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BV Bike Light Set, Bicycle LED Headlight and Taillight Set, Quick-Release, Weather Resistant, 1 YEAR WARRANTY, Easy to Install Cycling Safety Flashlight BV Bike Light Set, Bicycle LED Headlight and Taillight Set, Quick-Release, Weather Resistant, 1 YEAR WARRANTY, Easy to Install Cycling Safety Flashlight
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Features

  • SUPER BRIGHT BIKE LIGHT AND 3 MODES ON EACH LIGHT: You can choose your favorite mode for your riding-Steady, Flashing, and Chasing. Visible to motorist over 1500 feet away.
  • EASY INSTALLATION/TOOL-LESS INSTALLATION: Simply mount the quick-release mounts on the handlebar and the seat post of your bike and attach the lights on them. The lights are removable from the mounts.
  • WEATHER RESISTANT: Rain or shine, summer or winter-any weather condition, any time-enjoy enhanced visibility and you will be safe at any time of the day.
  • AAA BATTERIES NEEDED: Each light needs 2 AAA batteries. In other words, you will need 4 AAA batteries for this bicycle light set.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: This product is covered by BV warranty. We are so confident you will love this product that we offer 30 days Money Back Guarantee with 1 year free replacement warranty!

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Cycle Torch Bolt Combo - USB Rechargeable Safety Bike Light Set | White LED Headlight & Red Bicycle Tail Light | Bright Micro Lights, Universal Compatibility, Lightweight, Easy to Mount (2 PC) Cycle Torch Bolt Combo - USB Rechargeable Safety Bike Light Set | White LED Headlight & Red Bicycle Tail Light | Bright Micro Lights, Universal Compatibility, Lightweight, Easy to Mount (2 PC)
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Features

  • ⚡2 PC CNC Aluminium BIKE LIGHT SET: Each one of these bicycle safety light sets includes (1) white headlight and (1) rear red taillight in order to provide you with maximum visibility and extra safety when riding on foggy mornings, at dusk, at dawn or at night.
  • ⚡USB RECHARGEABLE: Both road bike lights charge with lightening speed! The light kit also comes with a USB CHARGING CABLE, so the only thing you need is a power source such as your laptop or portable power bank.
  • ⚡SUPER EASY TO MOUNT: While other USB bike lights are clunky and difficult to install, these bicycle lights by Cycle Torch are extremely easy to mount
  • ⚡UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE: These bike safety lights are universally compatible, which means you can mount them to the frame of your road bike, mountain bike, cruiser, BMX bike or tandem bike.
  • ⚡HAPPINESS GUARANTEED: We here at Cycle Torch proudly stand by our bicycling accessories and are fully committed to ensure the utmost customer satisfaction. This is why we offer a MONEY-BACK guarantee and a ONE YEAR replacement warranty.

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Play safe, Ride hard!