Bicycle Safety

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Inspect your bicycle before going for a ride
  A. Check your handlebars, bicycle seats and brakes.
  B. Check your tire pressure.
  C. Check your first aid pouch for fresh supplies.
  D. Check your reflectors and light.

Inspect your bicycle helmet and be sure to wear it. If you are under 18, it is required by law. Be sure it meets with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Memorial Foundation. Stickers with these labels will be inside helmets that have passed their testing standards.

Ride on the right, with traffic. Use the bike lane where available. Bicycles are not permitted on sidewalks. You can cause injury to pedestrians.

Obey all traffic laws and signals.

Use hand signals for turning and for all stops.

Watch for road hazards. Watch for cars in driveways. Use extra caution in poor or wet weather.

Children should not ride a bicycle at night.

Never carry another person on your bicycle

Always lock your bicycle using a U-lock, securing both wheels and the frame to a stationary object. Locks are available at the Perryville Police Department. 

Engrave your drivers license number (or your parents) on the frame for identification.

Wear safe, comfortable clothes.

Be considerate to all and give your bicycle regular check-ups.