Bicycle Safety

Did you know?

In Jacksonville a bicycle is considered a vehicle and is subject to the same laws as an auto or other motor vehicle.

Traffic Laws for Bicyclists

  • Ride in same direction as traffic
  • Stop at red lights and stop signs
  • Helmet is required if under 16
  • Bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks unless it is a greenway
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Lamps & Reflector

When riding at night, bicycles must have a front lamp visible from at least 300 feet and a red light or red reflector on the rear visible from at least 200 feet.

When you ride, please follow these safety tips:

  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Wear a helmet
  • Don’t pass on the right
  • Watch for turning cars
  • Wear bright or reflective clothing
  • Be predictable—don’t weave in and out of traffic
  • Use white front and red rear lights day and night
  • Stay outside the door zone when passing parked cars
  • Ride with the flow of traffic
  • Use caution riding on the sidewalk, crossing driveways and streets
Friends on Bikes

Jacksonville Public Safety Director Chief Mike Yaniero wants you to know that “We are here for your safety and you can help by following these tips.”

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