Bicycling is a great way to get around town. It’s fast and affordable and Roseville has many miles of bike paths and trails for bicyclists to enjoy their ride.
Unfortunately, though, bikes don’t offer a lot of protection if a bike and a motor vehicle collide. The safety of bicyclists is everyone’s responsibility.
Roseville Police reminds you of the rules of the road so that everyone stays safe.
- Review traffic laws. Bikes, the same as automobiles, must obey all traffic laws, including coming to a complete stop for a stop sign or stoplight, signaling turns, and yielding to pedestrians.
- Use caution when passing a bicyclist. When passing, the law requires at least three feet between the side of your vehicle and the bicycle.
- Please take extra precautions if driving or biking at dawn, dusk and at night. It’s often more difficult to see bikers at these times.
- Bikers are encouraged to wear bright colors and reflective clothing, and a helmet. Helmets can reduce head injuries by up to 95 percent. Helmets should fit snugly and not obstruct your view. Don’t wear loose clothing that could get caught in the bike chain or on shrubs or other obstructions.
- Take care in wet weather - allow extra time to stop – for both your vehicle and your bike.
- Make sure your bike is in good working condition. Keep tires inflated and brakes in working order. Have reflectors and lights to help improve visibility.
- Keep your eyes out for other bikers, roller bladers, pedestrians, and pets.