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Bicycles are vehicles in PA

Bicycles have the same rights as cars in PA, but also have to follow the same laws.
  • Obey all traffic control devices, signs, and signals.
  • Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic.
  • If you are riding with a group, ride in single file.
  • Watch for vehicles backing out of the driveway - look for tail lights, movement of the tires and listen for the car motor.
  • PA Law requires a front white lamp, a rear red reflector and amber reflectors on each side of the bike when used from sunset to sunrise.
  • Know and use the bicycle hand signals to help communicate with other vehicles.

This brief video is a good demonstration of cyclists properly using hand signals in traffic:


Be Seen

  • Equip your bike with reflectors, a white headlight and a bell or a horn.
  • Bright-colored clothing and reflective material help bicyclists to be seen more easily.

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