Take Steps to Bike Safely and Prevent Bicycle Theft!!!

NPD stop bike theft

  1. DON’T ever leave a new bike unlocked. New bikes have the most value to thieves and they look for them.
  2. DON’T lock your bike to small trees, aluminum or wooden posts, or to chain link fences. These items can be easily broken or cut.
  3. DON’T lock your bike to anything posted as illegal. Check with your police department for local bicycle parking regulations.
  4. DON’T lock you bike to itself. A thief will just carry the whole bike away!
  5. Always use a helmet.
  6. Learn, use, and obey traffic safety signals.
  7. Ride with traffic, not against it.
  8. If riding at night, use reflectors and lights. Be visible!
  9. Give pedestrians the right of way.
  10. Ride defensively. Watch for cars and car doors opening into your path.
  11. Don’t weave in and out of slow moving or stopped traffic.
  12. Slow down and look out for oncoming and turning cars at all intersections.
  13. Keep your bike well maintained with regular check ups and service visits to your local bike shop.
  14. When you are not riding your bike, keep it properly locked – even at home!

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