Safe Driving Tips

Safe Driving Tip 1: People ride bicycles on the same roadways as cars and trucks. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 2: Bicyclists are people, not obstacles. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 3: People riding bicycles can and should be on the roadways. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 4: Bicyclists have the same right to public roads. Iowa Code 321.234 #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 5: Bicycles cannot ride on interstates or highways with minimum speed limits. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 6: You should expect people riding bicycles everywhere. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 7: Bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities as the driver of a car. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 8: Bicycles have to stop at stop signs or signals just like cars. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 9: Drivers must use “a safe and reasonable passing distance” with bike riders. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 10: The rule is to change lanes to pass bicyclists. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 11: The oncoming lane must be clear to pass. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 12: When passing, don’t return to the right until safe. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 13: Don’t follow bike riders too closely. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 14: Faster traffic should yield to slower traffic. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 15: Yield to a bike just like you yield to a car. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 16: When turning your car you yield to people on bikes. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 17: Look for bicycles in all directions, including over your shoulder, when turning. #thebicycleistraffic

Safe Driving Tip 18: Where will you see bicyclists? Shared roadways. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 19: Where will you see bicyclists? Paved shoulders. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 20: Where will you see bicyclists? Bike lanes. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 21: Must bike riders use bike lane or trail? No #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 22: Reasons to not use the trail: There could be debris or dangerous potholes. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 23: Reasons to not use the trail: The bike path could also be crowded. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 24: Reasons to not use the trail: Bicyclists destination makes it inconvenient or impractical. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 25: It’s the driver’s responsibility to give the bike rider the benefit of the doubt. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 26: Don’t honk or yell if you see a bicyclist riding on the road. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 27: Crossing a bike lane? Slow down and stop if needed. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 28: Crossing a bike lane? Look for approaching bike riders. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 29: Crossing a bike lane? Proceed when the bike lane is clear. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 30: Driving near a trail crossing? Yield to bicyclists on trail. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 31: Driving near a trail crossing? Check your blind spots and mirrors. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 32: Driving near a trail crossing? Yield the same way you yield to pedestrians. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 33: Driving near a trail crossing? Remember that bicyclists are faster than walkers. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 34: You must yield to bicyclists just as you would if the crosswalk was marked. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 35: Stopped or parked cars can create blind spots. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 36: Sharrows are guidance for bike rider positioning. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 37: Green lane markings make the bike lane stand out. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 38: Bike route/wayfinding signs are the best routes to popular destinations. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 39: Share the Road signs remind drivers that bike riders have the same legal right to the roadway. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 40: School speed zones helps slow traffic during peak hours. #ExpectBikes

Safe Driving Tip 41: Slow down when you approach a person on a bike. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 42: Passing a bike? Make sure the left lane is clear of oncoming traffic. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 43: Passing a bike? Move a safe and reasonable distance to the left. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 44: Passing a bike? Allow room in case the person riding moves to avoid obstacles. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 45: Passing a bike? Change lanes when passing a bicyclist. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 46: Passing a bike? Don’t return to the right until safely past the bicyclist. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 47: Passing a bike? Don’t try to squeeze in when you don’t have enough time or room. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 48: Designated ‘No Passing” Zones mean that you cannot pass. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 49: Treat passing the bike rider as you would treat passing a car. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 50: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Slow your speed. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 51: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Wait to pass after an intersection. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 52: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Use your turn signal when turning right. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 53: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Look and scan your blind spots before you turn the wheel. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 54: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Slow or stop before turning left. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 55: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Look for people in the oncoming lane. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 56: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Don’t turn until the roadway is clear. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 57: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Check your mirrors and scan over your shoulder. #SafeDrivingNearBikes  

Safe Driving Tip 58: Bicyclists may be coming from opposite direction on a trail. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 59: Driving at an intersection with bikes? Always signal when turning. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 60: Always expect bike traffic. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 61: Sidewalks and trails near roads are ripe for crashes. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 62: It is easy to overlook people on bicycles, if you aren’t paying attention to driving. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 63: People on bicycles may be traveling faster than you think. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 64: Bicycles may approach from either direction. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 65: Children bicycling on sidewalks are not able to judge moving traffic. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 66: Bicyclists on the roadways may pass cars that are stopped or parked. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 67: People riding bicycles will try to avoid the door zone when passing. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 68: Watch The Door Zone. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 69: Passengers or drivers who open doors into moving traffic can cause crashes. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 70: Be sure to check your mirror before opening the door to your vehicle. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 71: Close your door after loading and unloading. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 72: Bicyclists are encouraged to ride to the left cars several feet outside the so-called “door zone”. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 73: Honking Isn’t Helping. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 74: If you are unable to pass don’t honk or tailgate. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 75: People on bikes riding on roads have the legal right. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 76: The bicyclist may be riding to the left to avoid car doors and to be visible to drivers. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 77: The bicyclist may be avoiding obstacles like pot-holes and debris. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 78: You can startle the bicyclist and potentially cause a life threatening accident. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 79: It’s better to slow down, give the bike rider the space. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 80: Avoid ANYTHING which may impair your ability to drive safely. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 81: Do not send text messages while driving. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 82: Do not consume drugs or alcohol and drive impaired. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 83: Do not allow yourself to get distracted while driving. #SafeDrivingNearBikes

Safe Driving Tip 84: Public roads belong to all of us: people who drive cars and people who ride bikes. #SafeDrivingNearBikes