BICYCLISTS' RIGHTS TRIAD:




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BICYCLIST'S CODE OF ETHICS

 

CYCLISTS SHALL

ride in the same direction as the other vehicles on their side of the road.

CYCLISTS SHALL

obey traffic laws, including waiting at red lights at all times regardless of convenience.

CYCLISTS SHALL

not move sideways without first seeing that there's no overtaking traffic that will be surprised. If you use a rear-view mirror, remember it is not a substitute for knowing when to turn your head.

 

CYCLISTS SHALL

at night, use at least a headlight and rear reflector. A taillight is recommended in addition, but there are no substitutes for a headlight and rear reflector.

CYCLISTS SHALL

note that the above items are a partial list, to correct just the more common errors. When in doubt, ask, "What would I do if I were driving any other vehicle?"

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MOTORIST'S CODE OF ETHICS REGARDING BICYCLES

 

MOTORISTS SHALL

scan the roads for all potential objects, not just big ones such as cars.

MOTORISTS SHALL

when entering a road, guard against underestimating the speed of a bicycle.

MOTORISTS SHALL

not automatically overtake in the same lane just because the vehicle they want to overtake is a bicycle. Cyclists are very often able to share their space with you as a courtesy, but this shall not be abused.

MOTORISTS SHALL

save their horn for emergencies and rural greetings. If they have something to say about a cyclist's driving, there are ways to say it other than by road rage.

MOTORISTS SHALL

note that the above items are a partial list, to correct just the more common errors. When in doubt, ask, "What would I do if I were
interacting with any other vehicle?


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BICYCLIST'S BILL OF RIGHTS AND DUTIES -

A bicycle is a vehicle. Therefore, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties as any other vehicle operator.