These are Rules of the Road if you want to ride a bike in any urban area 
and be as safe as possible. When you are riding in the city, you must 
always remember some basic bicycle riding principles. As avid cyclists,
we try to obey as many as possible.  Hopefully, they will keep you as 
safe as possible even amongst traffic while you are around cars and trucks.

  1. Always be extremely visible
  2. Always be aware of any dangerous condition or hazard in front of you
  3. Always look behind you or check over your shoulder to check what 
    the cars and trucks are doing and if they are overtaking you
  4. Try to use hand signals as much as possible when you turn;
  5. Always wear the brightest, most colorful, visible clothing and 
    always use your lights and reflectors at all times
  6. Try to be aware to stay out of a car or truck or taxi cab’s blind 
  7. Try to ride in a straight line
  8. Try to stay approximately 1 yard from the curb or 1 yard from 
    stationary cars so that you will not hit any sewer grates, pedestrians, 
    kids darting out, cars doors opening, etc
  9. If it’s too crowded for you, try to ride in the center of the 
    lane until more room opens up for you;
  10. 10.  Remember, in California bicyclists and autos have the same rights 
    of the road. Therefore, a bicyclist must come to a full stop at red 
    lights and stop signs, slow down for Yield signs, ride with the flow of 
    traffic, etc.\

If you have a cycling case, contact one of our cyclist lawyers at the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP immediately. We represent bicyclists throughout California and nationwide.

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