Watch for bicyclists!

It is the season to enjoy our beautiful outdoors through bicycling. When driving you must share the road because people on bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as you do.

Yield to bicyclists as you would motorists and do not underestimate their speed. This will help avoid turning in front of a bicyclist traveling on the road or sidewalk, often at an intersection or driveway.

Always search your surroundings for bicycles. Being smaller than a vehicle, they are covered by blind spots more easily.

Drivers turning right on red should look to the right and behind to avoid hitting a bicyclist approaching from the right rear.

Obey the speed limit, reduce speed for road conditions and drive defensively to avoid a crash with a cyclist.

Give cyclists room. Do not pass too closely. Pass bicyclists as you would any other vehicle—when it’s safe to move over into an adjacent lane.