Bike Safety

  1. A bicyclist must obey all traffic controls and signals.
  2. No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
  3. A bicycle carrying any passenger who is a child under four (4) years of age, or who weighs forty (40) pounds or less, must be provided with a seat or carrier that is designed to carry a child of that age or size and that secures and protects the child from the moving parts of the bicycle.
  4. A bicycle rider or passenger who is under sixteen (16) years of age must be provided with and must wear a bicycle helmet that is properly fitted and is fastened securely upon the rider’s or passenger’s head by a strap and that meets the federal safety standard for bicycle helmet, final rule 16 C.F.R. part 1203. As used in this section the term “passenger” includes a child who is riding in a trailer or semitrailer attached to a bicycle.
  5. A bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red reflector and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear.
  6. OPERATION WITH FLOW OF TRAFFIC. Bicycles shall travel in the same direction as traffic while being operated in a public right-a-way, and must be operated on the right as other vehicles which results in traveling with and not against the flow of traffic unless directed otherwise by Town officials.