TRUCKEE, Calif. June 19, 2013 - Truckee PD is starting the summer 2013 recreation season with an announcement to all bicyclists and motorists to SHARE THE ROAD. This campaign is designed to educate motorists and cyclists alike that there is plenty of room on Truckee's roadways for safe enjoyment by everyone.
The California Vehicle Code specifically grants bicyclists all the rights and responsibilities of a vehicle. This means that bicyclists and motorists each have safety responsibilities on the road. Cyclists: Do not ride more than single file, stopping at stop signs is mandatory, and please ride with traffic flow. Motorists: Be watchful for cyclists who may not understand all the rules of the road, always give them extra room when passing, and do not obstruct or block bike lanes when parking.
Truckee PD officers will be increasing their enforcement contacts with riders and motorists this summer in an educational effort. The goal of this campaign is to increase safety for our local bicycling and motoring public. We support and embrace the adventurous outdoor lifestyle that comes with human propelled sports, but we are always concerned with safety first. With increased motorist and cyclist traffic through the summer months, have patience and watch out for each other.
As a bicyclist, you should always ride in control, mind your speed on steep downhills (the speed limit applies to you too!), and make sure your bike is in tip-top shape at all times. Be watchful for surface hazards and roadway changes.
We encourage our cyclists and motorists to contact us if any particular hazards are noticed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this campaign, please contact Sergeant Litchie at the Truckee Police Department.
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