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Bicyclists must obey the rules of the road, and the rules of the road apply to bicyclists.
This means that you must yield the right-of-way to a bicyclist just as you would another vehicle, and all traffic laws apply to the bicyclist.
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Bicyclists must:
  • Signal turns, lane changes and stops using hand signals.
  • Never carry and infant under a year old
  • Children passengers  under the age of four must ride in a bicycle safety seat and wear approved helmets.
  • Bicyclists must use a bicycle lane if available.
  • If no bicycle lane, they must ride near the right curb, or edge of the road, to avoid undue interference with other traffic. (This rule does not apply when the cyclist is preparing for a left turn, or is avoiding hazards.)
  • They must come to a full stop before entering a roadway from: a driveway,alley,or over a curb.
  • They can not ride more than two abreast in a single lane, or carry a passenger unless the bicycle is equipped with a passenger seat.
  • They must keep at least one hand on the handlebar at all times
  • Riding on sidewalks may be prohibited in some areas.
  • Bicycles accidents resulting in death or serious injury must be reported.
Many states have rules and regulations about bicycle safety equippment requirements before a bicycle can be driven on public highways, such as horns, bells Lights and tail Lights.

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