May is Bicycle Safety Month, but bike safety must be observed every day!
Are you a good “Roll” Model for bicycle safety?
“Be A Roll Model” is a national campaign to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle. Whether you are a motorist or bicyclist, a parent/grandparent, adult, or older youth, ride for transportation or recreation, we can all play a part in being a “Roll Model” to decrease the risks of traffic crashes and preventable injuries and deaths.
BEING A “ROLL” MODEL MEANS:
- Riding and Driving Focused — never distracted.
- Riding and Driving Prepared — always expect the unexpected.
- Putting Safety First — we never know when a crash will occur, regardless of skill level or age; always wear a bicycle helmet when on a bicycle and a seat belt when in a car.
- Following the Rules of the Road — a bicyclist is considered a vehicle on the road with all the rights on the roadway and responsibilities of motorized traffic.
- Expecting law enforcement officers to monitor and address unsafe behaviors between motorists and bicyclists that put bicyclists at risk.
- Sharing the Road — both vehicle drivers (motorist and bicyclist) should look out for one another and show mutual respect.