May is Bicycle Safety Month! Review These Safety Reminders

Celebrate Bicycle Safety Awareness Month by Reviewing these Bicycle Safety Reminders

Did you know? May is Bicycle Safety Awareness Month! 

With warmer weather final here, more and more people are outside riding their bicycles. There has also been an increase in electric bicycles, scooters, and skateboards. Please remember whether riding a bicycle or an electric bicycle the rules of the road still apply. The following traffic laws and signals must be followed when riding in the street. This is for the safety of the bicyclist and the driver.

  • When riding your bicycle on Illinois roadways, you must obey the same traffic laws, signs and signals that apply to motorists.
  • Bicyclists must ride in the same direction as other traffic. Riding in the opposite direction of traffic is both dangerous and illegal.
  • Passing motorists are required by law to allow at least 3 feet of space between them and a bicyclist.
  • When walking or riding your bicycle on a sidewalk or along a crosswalk, you must obey all pedestrian signs and signals.
  • Bicyclists must yield the right of way to pedestrians on sidewalks or crosswalks. Slow down and go around pedestrians when possible.
  • When approaching a pedestrian from behind, slow down and give an audible signal to alert of your presence before passing them.
  • ELECTRIC bicycles, scooters, and skateboards are prohibited on the Green Bay Trail.

Contact Lieutenant Matt Esposito at mesposito@villageofglencoe.org / (847) 835-4112 for more information.