• Control your bicycle at all times and pay attention to your
To maintain control of your bicycle, you first off need to make sure your bicycle fits your body correctly—if not, adjust it accordingly. A bicycle equipped and in well-maintained condition is easier to control, comfortable to ride and less tiring.
• Protect yourself and use a bicycling helmet at all times to help
reduce head trauma.
• Be vigilant and visible while cycling.
Use hand signals before turning, changing lanes or simply to signal to the traffic around you.
• Cycle in the same direction as traffic.
Ride your bike in the same direction as the traffic, so that you become more visible and reduce risk along the road. On a one-way street you can cycle on the le as long as you are going in the same direction as the traffic. Keep away from parked cars since you might get hit when the doors open.