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Description:This male bicyclist was spending some time on a beautiful Georgian day, getting some exercise by bicycling on a quite, bike-friendly roadway. He was wearing an aerodynamic helmet, which is a must as a safe cyclist. However, what would have made this an even safer trip, would have been the inclusion of some brightly-colored outerwear, making him even more visible to oncoming drivers.
- Dress appropriately. Wear brightly colored, close-fitting clothing. Tie your shoes and secure long laces and loose    pant legs. Do not wear headphones.

- Always wear a properly fitted helmet.

- Ride a bicycle that fits. When seated on the bicycle, both feet should be firmly planted on the ground and hands    should reach the handlebars.

- Do not carry anyone else on the bicycle. A bicycle with one seat is a bicycle for one person.

- If riding when it is dark, use headlights, taillights and reflectors, and wear bright clothing with reflective material.

- Follow all traffic laws, including:

    If riding in the street, ride in the same direction as motor vehicles, on the right hand side of the street, about two or     three feet from the edge.

    Use hand signals when turning and stopping.

    Obey traffic signs and signals.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
CDC - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Injury Prevention & Control: Home and Recreational Safety: Bicycle-Related Injuries
CDC - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR); School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence, December 7, 2001 / 50(RR22);1-46
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