Bike Walk Connecticut And The Capitol Region Council Of Governments

BIKE WALK CT and the CAPITOL REGION COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

PUBLISH RULES OF THE ROAD FOR CYCLISTS IN CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance have published a Share the Road brochure on bicycle safety and bicycle traffic enforcement in Connecticut. Copies of the brochures (both in English and Spanish) can by ordered by contacting:

Sandy Fry, Principle Transportation Planner

Capitol Region Council of Governments

866-603-7532, x220, [email protected]

The coalition emphasizes the following:

Cyclists Contribute to Crashes When They:
1. Ride against traffic on roadways
2. Turn left from the right side of the road
3. Fail to yield at stop or yield signs
4. Swerve in front of cars
5. Cycle at night without lights

Motorists Contribute to Crashes When They:
1. Turn left in front of bicyclists
2. Turn right in front of bicyclists
3. Fail to yield at stop or yield signs
4. Open car doors into oaths of bicyclists
5. Fail to yield when entering roadways from driveways
6. Fail to allow 3 feet of separation when passing bicyclists

To check out these tips and a great summary of most of the key statutes that govern bicycle riding in Connecticut, including equipment requirements, go to http://www.bikewalkct.org/resources/CTBikeLaws.htm