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Safety Tip: Bicycle safety

Release Date: 30 Aug 2022
Safety Tip: Bicycle safety

Cycling is a fun way to travel around the city and the campus; however, there are very important safety protocols and laws that need to be followed while riding a bicycle. NMSU’s Police, Fire and Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management departments want to remind you of some tips to keep in mind when you ride.

  • Always inspect your bike to make sure that it is safe to ride before you go out. 
  • Obey all signs and traffic laws. Bicyclist are commonly cited for failing to stop at stop signs and failing to yield to pedestrian traffic.
  • Ride your bike like you would drive a car on a road. Ride with the flow of traffic and stay in your lane.
  • Wear a helmet when you ride, because it can really make a difference if you ever get into an accident.
  • If you ride at night use the proper lighting on your bike so you can see and be seen.
  • When riding in congested areas, use appropriate signals to indicate to others what you are doing. Consider walking your bicycle through these areas
  • Be very attentive of your surroundings. Just because you see a driver that does not mean that the driver sees you.

If you need to make small repairs, visit one of four Bicycle Repair Stations across the NMSU campus. Visit  for more about bicycle safety at NMSU.

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