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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 https://safety.nmsu.edu/campus-safety/bike-safety.html  for more about bicycle safety at NMSU.

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