Bicycle Safety

Dear Community Members,


As the warmer weather invites more of us to enjoy evening bike rides, the Deal Police Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of staying safe while cycling at night. Ensuring your visibility and awareness are crucial to preventing accidents and enjoying a safe biking experience. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:


  1. Light Up: Always use front and rear lights on your bicycle. It’s not just to see where you’re going, but also to ensure others can see you. Reflective gear and bright clothing can further enhance your visibility.


  1. Plan Your Route: Choose well-lit routes and familiar paths. Avoid roads with poor lighting or high traffic when riding at night.


  1. Stay Alert: Keep an eye out for vehicles, pedestrians, and other cyclists. Your reaction time at night might be slower due to decreased visibility, so paying extra attention is crucial.


  1. Follow the Rules: Obey all traffic laws and signals. Use hand signals to communicate your intentions to drivers and other cyclists.


  1. Ride Prepared: Carry a basic repair kit for emergencies. Ensure your phone is fully charged in case you need to call for help.


Let’s all commit to these practices to ensure a fun and safe biking season. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact the Deal Police Department. We are here to help and ensure your safety.


Deal Police Department