Safe Biking and Running

  • Be sure to have a headlight and rear flashing light on your bike when riding in the dark. Wearing reflective clothing is also very helpful.
  • Never ride against traffic.
  • Wear a helmet and never ride with headphones.
  • Obey traffic signs and signals.
  • Be sure to stop at all stop signs.
  • Keep both hands ready to brake.
  • Use hand signals
  • Follow lane markings - Don't turn left from the right lane. Don't go straight in a lane marked right turn only.
  • Don't pass on the right - motorists may not look for or see a bike passing on the right.

SLOPD Tips for Safe Running

  • Run against traffic so you can see and be seen
  • Watch out for vehicles coming out of or turning into driveways, side streets or alleys
  • Wear reflective gear - armband, shoes, etc.
  • Wear ID tag with name of emergency contact, blood type, any allergies, etc.
  • Head phones - only wear 1 earpiece to be able to hear sounds around you
  • Carry cell phone for emergencies
  • Run with a friend
  • Be sure to tell someone where you are running, estimated time out/back and how far you plan to run.
  • Have a whistle or other noisemaker to use in an emergency
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