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Riding a Bicycle

  • Obey traffic regulations, including traffic signs, traffic signals and road markings.
  • When riding at night or in poor visibility, a white light should be switched on at the front and a red light at the rear. Properly dip your bicycle lamp so as not to dazzle other road users.
  • If there is a bicycle path along the road, you should use it.
  • They must ride single file, except when overtaking or riding in bicycle lanes.
  • You should keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
  • You should keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
  • Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult if riding a bicycle on the road.
  • In general, stay on the right side of the road and move at a steady speed.
  • Watch for potholes, drains, road expansion joints, decks and rails, etc.
  • When you are about to turn or come to a narrow road, you may ride in the middle of the lane if it is safe to do so and without causing a serious disruption to traffic. Watch out for following traffic when exiting.
  • If driving on a long, narrow road, try to stop in a parking area or wider area to allow following vehicles to pass when possible.
  • When crossing the street at crosswalks, get off the bicycle and push the bicycle.
  • Keep a safe distance from any vehicle in front of you.
  • Watch out for other vehicles, especially when approaching an intersection.
  • Always pay attention to: -
    • Always pay attention to: -
    • obstacles on the roads; and
    • parked vehicles, and watch out for car doors that open suddenly.

Braking

  • Master the control of front and rear brakes.
  • In general, apply the rear brake first and then the front brake.
  • Apply the rear brake smoothly and gradually to reduce speed.
  • The front brake is more powerful and efficient. However, if you apply too much force, the cycle will stop more abruptly and the rear wheel may lift off the ground and cause you to lose control or even fly over the handlebars, especially when going downhill at high speed.
  • Control your speed by braking properly when going downhill or before turning a curve.
  • Brake only when the front wheel is straight.
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