Being a "Roll Model" means actively decreasing the risks of traffic crashes, preventable injuries and deaths. 743 bicyclists died and 48,000 were injured in crashes in 2013, an increase from the past several years. Whether a person rides or drives, they should know about bicycle safety, now more than ever.
Use these materials to get your community involved in bicycle safety, whether while riding a bike or driving a vehicle.
Being A “Roll Model” Means:
Ride and Drive Focused - Never ride or drive distracted.
Ride and Drive Prepared - Always expect the unexpected.
Safety First - 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.