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Bicycle Safety

In 2019, there were 846 bicyclists killed (a 3% decrease from 2018) and an estimated 49,000 bicyclists injured in traffic crashes (a 5.4% increase from 47,000 bicyclists injured in traffic crashes in 2018).

Bicyclists and motorists:

  • Never ride or drive distracted.
  • Always expect the unexpected.
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet when on a bicycle and a seat belt when in a vehicle.
  • Know the Rules of the Road - A bicyclist is considered a vehicle on the road with all the rights and responsibilities of motorized traffic.
  • Share the Road - Both motorist and bicyclist should look out for each other and show mutual respect.

Use these materials to get your community involved in bicycle safety, whether while riding a bike or driving a vehicle.

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Campaigns Under Bicycle Safety

  • Evergreen Campaign Material
  • Resources in Spanish