Page 1 of 2If you recall, in the last issue we printed a few "Bike Safety Tips" that were authored by a Detroit area judge and published in a local newspaper. The judge offered numerous rules that should be followed to insure the safety of a bicyclist. We asked you to determine whether or not these tips were actual rules of law. Following is a re-print of those tips and the correct legal answers:
- A person on a bike should always wear a bike helmet. Head injuries are often more serious than other types of injuries and can be fatal.
- A person on a bike must always obey traffic signs; this includes stop signs, yield signs and traffic lights.
- A person should never ride a bike on a highway; bike paths should be used.
- One should be very careful riding a bike in the street, however, a busy road should not have bike riders traveling on it. It is a tragedy waiting to happen.
- A bike rider should always ride with traffic and on the right hand side of the street.
- If bicyclists are riding together, they should be in single file.If you ride at night, you should wear light colored or reflective clothing and should have a light on the front and a reflector on the rear of the bike.
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