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DMV Reminding Motorists to Share the Road With Cyclists


May is National Bicycle Safety month and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding all motorists to share the road and act responsibly if driving, bicycling, or walking.

The DMV says bicyclists are one of the most vulnerable roadway users and they do have a right to share the road and travel in the same direction as motor vehicles.

“Spring is a great time to get your bicycles out and enjoy some great exercise and scenic views,” said DMV Commissioner and Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder. “We encourage everyone who can to head to one of New York’s many biking trails, and we urge all road users to respect that everyone has the right to use the road.”

Bicyclists should also be predictable, seen, and be careful and smart when traveling on the roadways. Cyclists should also drive their bike with traffic, not against it, using the shoulder or a bike lane rather than the road itself when possible, use hand signals when turning, obeying traffic signs and signals, never assuming a motorist sees you, and more.

The DMV has further advice and tips to share the road online HERE.

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