1. Ride on the right Always ride with the flow of traffic Do not ride on the sidewalk Allow yourself room to maneuver around roadway hazards2. Yield to traffic in busier lanes Roads with higher traffic volumes should be given right-of-way Always use signals to indicate your intentions to switch lanes Look behind you to indicate your desire to move and to make sure that you can 3. Yield to traffic in destination lane Traffic in your destination lane has the right of way Making eye contact with drivers lets them know that you see them Signal and make your lane change early, before you need to 4. Directional positioning Position yourself in the right-most lane that goes in the direction of your destination Ride in the right third of the lane Avoid being overtaken in narrow-lane situations by riding in the right third of the lane 5. Speed positioning Position yourself relative to the speed of other traffic Leftmost lane is for fastest moving traffic, rightmost for slower traffic Yield to faster moving vehicles by staying to the right in the laneTip courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists (bikeleague.org).
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