Bicycle safety is more than just wearing a helmet. Riding safely means meeting bicycle equipment requirements, obeying traffic signals and markings, and be aware of road conditions and safe riding practices.
SHARE THE ROAD! Both drivers and cyclists of all ages should become familiar with the bicycle laws and ordinances that are in place to protect cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Please visit the Bike Laws and Bike Ordinances tabs for more information.
Vehicle Operator Tip - The Dutch Reach – SAVE CYCLISTS LIVES!
Being doored or near “doored” experiences are a common concern for urban cyclists. The Dutch Reach is a method of opening the driver seat car door using your right hand instead of your left. This pivotal motion allows the person opening the door to face oncoming traffic, thus making them aware of oncoming cyclists and preventing serious injuries (and sometimes death) of a cyclist. The information below was obtained from PennDot.