Safe Cycling - nextbike

KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD

DO's

  • DO be aware of blind spots around large vehicles - it's often safer to hang back

  • DO watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians and show your intentions by always giving clear hand signals

  • DO make yourself seen by wearing bright clothing in the day and reflective clothing or accessories at night

  • DO consider wearing a helmet

  • DO wait in front of other vehicles at traffic lights by using the advanced stop line for cyclists, if there is one

DONT's

  • DON'T ride through red traffic lights - you may be fined £50

  • DON'T cycle on the pavement or the wrong way up one-way streets (unless clearly marked for cyclists)

  • DON'T get too close to parked cars - beware of car doors opening suddenly

  • DON'T use a mobile phone or earphones while cycling

  • DON'T ride a bike when under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • DON'T cycle in the gutter - if the road is narrow, it may be safer to ride towards the middle of the lane to prevent dangerous overtaking