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Keep the roads safe with bicycle, motorist tips


Spring is finally here, which means warmer temperatures, construction projects and more bicyclists. As two-wheeled transportation shows up on the roads again, bicyclists and motorists should keep a few tips in mind to keep our highways safe.Tips for bicyclistsBicyclists have all the rights and duties applicable to a driver of any other vehicle and can be penalized.• Ride on the right and never ride against traffic• Ride single file• Obey traffic laws, signs and signals• Use a headlight, taillight and reflectors at night• Make eye contact with drivers• Always wear a helmetTips for motoristsMotorists also have a responsibility to act in ways to make the roads safer for all users.• Scan for pedestrians or bicyclists• Look for bicyclists and pedestrians before making a right-hand turn • Take extra care when exiting alleys and driveways• Be patient and wait to pass until it is safe• When passing, allow at least three feet between your vehicle and the bicycleFor more information on bicycling safety and tips, visit The Colorado Bicycling Manual, a video on sharing the road, information on Colorado Bike Month and more are available on the site. The statewide bicycling map and wallet-size tip sheets can also be requested online.

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