Bike Safely

Bicycling Safety Tips

Bicycling is a great way to get around town. Roseville Police want to remind you to follow the rules of the road to stay safe.
  • Review traffic laws. Bikes, the same as automobiles, must obey all traffic laws, including coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, signaling turns and yielding to pedestrians.
  • Take extra precautions if biking at dawn, dusk and at night. It’s often more difficult to see bikers at these times.
  • Take care in wet weather - allow extra time to stop.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working condition. Are the tires inflated properly and brakes in working order? Do you have reflectors and lights and are the mirrors aligned?
  • Wear bright colors and reflective clothing, and always wear a helmet. Helmets can reduce head injuries by up to 95%. Helmets should fit snugly and not obstruct your view. Don’t wear loose clothing that could get caught in the bike chain or on shrubs or other obstructions.
  • Keep your eyes out for other bikers, roller bladers, pedestrians and pets.
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