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Bicycle Safety

When you’re on your bike, remember two things: always wear a helmet and be sure to pull over to the right side of the road to allow carts and trams to pass.

Bicycling across the island can be a wonderful experience. But please remember that the roadways are shared with golf carts, cars, small trucks and large shipping trucks. The roadways are quaint and edged with vegetation. Please wear your helmet to help protect your head and brain from injury in the event you have an accident. You should also wear brightly colored clothing for higher visibility, both day and night.

Local laws and ordinances require anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet while on a bicycle, scooter (motorized or non-motorized), roller blades or similar means of transportation. Front and rear lights must be in working order while riding at night. These rules are in place to reduce the chances and seriousness of potential head and facial injuries.

Safety and Helmet Information Resources:

Bicycle safety — NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Bicycle helmet fact sheet (CDC)

Bicycle helmets — The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

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