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Safety Tips for Bicycle Riders:
Obey all traffic laws. In New Jersey, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles.
ride on the right
obey all signals
travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded
ride with traffic

 

Wear an approved bicycle helmet.
  make sure the helmet fits properly (see details in: "Helmet Tips for Bicycle Riders")

 

Make sure your bicycle fits you and is in good working order. Inspect the following before each ride to make sure your bicycle is in good working order:
tires/wheels
brakes
chain
lights
reflectors
bell
spare inner tube and tire levers/irons
seat height

 

Wear comfortable reflective clothing conducive to weather conditions (not too baggy)
Ride within your abilities
avoid busy streets
ride a properly sized bicycle

 

Do not:
  attempt stunts or tricks
  ride with more people on the bike than it is designed to accommodate
"hitch" rides by holding on to moving vehicles
weave in and out of traffic, or between cars
carry loads unless equipped with proper baskets or panniers
ride against traffic
ride at night without lights
Helmet Tips for Bicycle Riders:
  Buy a helmet that meets the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute or Snell Memorial Foundation
  Always ensure a proper fit by tightening the chin strap to keep the helmet from slipping. Only two fingers should fit under the chin strap.
  While the law requires anyone under the age of 17 to wear a properly fitted and fastened helmet, all riders are strongly encouraged to use one.

 

 
 
   
 
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