Road Safety Tips

Road Safety Tips

Now that spring is here, the weather is getting better for outdoor activities, which means it's perfect for biking! 

Biking is a very fun and healthy activity suitable for everyone. But as bikes are classed as vehicles, they are required to ride on the road. Given the numerous amount of traffic in the USA, sharing the city streets can be dangerous, especially for those unaware of proper road safety practices.

Maintain Control of Your Bicycle

To ensure safety, be sure to adjust your seat height for your size. An improperly fitted seat is not only uncomfortable to ride on, it can be unsafe to ride as your control and handling ability is diminished.

Make sure to inspect your bike before each ride to ensure it's in proper working order.

Be Alert and Obey Traffic Laws

Though you may not feel like a vehicle while riding a bicycle, please follow all traffic regulations as if you were a motor vehicle. You must obey stop signs and red lights, and follow basic right-of-way rules.

Take notice of vehicles waiting at stop signs, in driveways, or parking spaces. Be vigilant as vehicles that have passed may turn right in front of you.

When you are turning, be sure to use hand signals to notify drivers of your intentions.

Use Lights and Reflectors at Night

Something that riders may not know is that using lights and reflectors at night is required by law. When riding at night, bikes should have a front lamp and either a rear red reflector or a solid or flashing red light, visible from 500 feet.

White or yellow reflectors must be present on each pedal or on your shoes, visible from 200 feet.

Our e-bike selection is equipped with all the appropriate reflectors and lights so you can ride worry free!

Protect Yourself. Wear a Helmet

Wear a properly fitted helmet according to manufacturer directions. By law, all bicycle riders under 18 must wear a helmet while riding on public roads.

But even if you're over 18, it's a good idea to wear a helmet for safety against life-threatening injuries. It could be the difference between a concussion or a cracked noggin!

Ride Defensively and Predictably

Above all, ride defensively and predictably. Anticipate what motorists may do before it happens as the quicker you notice a potential conflict, the quicker you can act to avoid it. 

As a bike rider, assume the other drivers do not see you, and do not listen to music or use anything that will distract your eyes and ears from paying attention to the road and traffic.

Now that you know how to ride safely, if you haven't already, you can pick up one of your own e-bikes and find our e-bikes here and also on Amazon!


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