Bicycle Safety Rules Law and Legal Definition

Bicycle Safety Rules are safety measures exclusively designed to reduce risks associated with cycling. Bicycle safety is an integral part of rules of the road. In many states in the U.S., bicycles are considered vehicles and cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when it comes to pursuing rules of the road. Bicycle safety rules ensure avoidance of serious injury while cycling. The rules vary from state to state.

For example, in Texas, the department of public safety provides bicycle safety education program before operating a bicycle on a public roadway, public bicycle path, or other public right-of-way. Tex. Health & Safety Code § 758.002 states that the department may establish and administer a statewide bicycle safety education program and may adopt rules to implement the program. The program must include instruction concerning:

1.the safe handling and use of bicycles;

2. high risk traffic situations;

3. bicycle and traffic handling skills;

4. on-bike training;

5.correct use of bicycle helmets; and

6. traffic laws and regulations