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Road Safety Strategy: Cyclist Safety


Do Your Part

Remember that a bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and therefore, just like motorists, cyclists must obey the rules of the road.

Did You Know?

Although the number of collisions involving cyclists is only a small percentage of total collisions in the city of London, the severity of this collision type is very high, with over 90% of them resulting in injury or death.

Safety Tips

Remember that a bicycle is a vehicle

  • Get a headlight.  Aside of being required by law, a bright white light can make you more visible to other roadway users.
  • Don’t ride on the sidewalk unless you are under 14 years old. If you use the sidewalk, take extreme caution when crossing driveways.
  • Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and walk your bike when crossing in a crosswalk.
  • Take the whole lane when appropriate, especially at intersections and roundabouts.

Do not be a “distracted” cyclist

  • Do not wear headphones while riding your bicycle.
  • Be ready for unexpected events such a driver opening a door or vehicles making a right/left turns.
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