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Bicycle Laws and Safety Tips

Bicycles riders (cyclists) on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers and are subject to the same rules and regulations as any other vehicle on the road. Each year in California, over one hundred people are killed, and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions. The keys to safe bicycling include being predictable, visible and communicating your intentions to motorists.The following links provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles provides valuable information on Bicycle Rules and Safety, as well as some helpful hints and general bicycle information.

Diagram showing how cyclists should enter and exit an intersection. Bicycle Rules and Safety

General Bicycle Information

California Vehicle Code Sections for Bicycles

For information on Motorized Bicycles and Motorcycles check DMV's Motorcycle Driver Handbook.




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