Biking Rules of the Road

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Bicycle only in daylight
  • Follow the rules of the road:
    • Ride on the right side of the road with traffic
    • Use hand signals
    • Respect traffic signals
    • Stop at all intersections
    • Stop and look both ways before entering a street
  • Be extra careful around driveways
  • Always stop and look left-right-left
  • Listen for traffic before crossing at stop signs, stoplights and busy streets
  • Check that the road is clear before turning or changing lanes.
  • Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Use crosswalks to get across a busy street: walk, do not ride, a bike in a busy intersection
  • Watch out for opening car doors and parked vehicles pulling away from the curb.
  • Ride single file with at least one bike length between cyclists.
  • Walk the bike when nervous about traffic or if you are very tired


National SAFE KIDS Campaign & IL Highway Safety Commission

Address information

Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky 7321 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100 Louisville, Kentucky 40222