BICYCLE SAFETY

Warm weather, sunny skies and a late setting sun has brought many residents outside to engage in pleasant walks and family biking.  For your safety, the Northfield Township Police remind our residents that, whenever possible, sidewalks should be used by pedestrians and may be used by bicyclists. We further remind residents that bicycles on the roadway have the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. See safety tips provided by the Michigan State Police.

Image result for bicycle safety imagesSafety Tips for Bicyclists:
  • Always ride with traffic and follow the rules of the road.
  • When riding on the sidewalk yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian.
  • Ride on the trail, paved shoulder, bike lane, or bike route.
  • Make it easy for drivers to see you by dressing in bright colors and wearing reflective material both in front and back.
  • Watch for debris that might make you fall or swerve.
  • Watch for turning traffic.
  • Wear appropriate high visibility safety gear, including a helmet.
For more bicycle safety tips click the following link for a "Be a safe Bicyclist" brochure from the Michigan State Police.

For more information on the Michigan Law click on the following link the Michigan Bicycle Law Reference Guide available on the Michigan State Police web-site. or for the Michigan statute regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety.