Always wear a helmet

Bicycle only in daylight

Follow the rules of the road:

  • Ride on the right side of the road with traffic
  • Use hand signals
  • Respect traffic signals
  • Stop at all intersections
  • Stop and look both ways before entering a street

Be extra careful around driveways

Always stop and look left-right-left

Listen for traffic before crossing at stop signs, stoplights and busy streets

Check that the road is clear before turning or changing lanes.

Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks

Use crosswalks to get across a busy street: walk, do not ride, a bike in a busy intersection

Watch out for opening car doors and parked vehicles pulling away from the curb.

Ride single file with at least one bike length between cyclists.

Walk the bike when nervous about traffic or if you are very tired


National SAFE KIDS Campaign & IL Highway Safety Commission

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