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May is Bicycle Safety Month

YOU Can Make Our Community Safer

Post Date:05/05/2020

May is Bicycle Safety Month, and the Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) encourages those out walking, driving and biking to look out for one another and safely share the road.

Bicyclists must follow the same rules of the road as drivers, including stopping at stop signs and yielding to pedestrians.

YOU can make our community safer. RCPD wants to offer bicyclists tips to help keep you safe on our roadways:

  • Ride Focused: Never ride distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Don’t text, and make sure one ear is tuned in to traffic if listening to music.
  • Ride Prepared: Avoid hazards, such as rocks or grates that may cause you to fall.
  • Safety First: Always wear a bicycle helmet. Wear brightly colored clothing. Put lights or reflectors on your bicycle for night-time riding.
  • Ride Like You’re a Vehicle: Cycle in the same direction as traffic. Obey street signs, traffic lights and road markings. Use hand signals to indicate where you’re turning or stopping.
  • Share the Road: Both motorists and bicyclists should look out for each other and show mutual respect.
  • Help educate others—your neighbors, family, new bikers —by sharing safe biking tips.
  • Take personal responsibility for the safety of our community because the safety of our community is personal. Your actions could help save your life or the life of someone you know.

Enjoy the outdoors in the City of Rancho Cordova on our 25 beautiful miles of bike and pedestrian trails. For more information and a bike map, visit CityofRanchoCordova.org/Bicycling.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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