Cyclists are reminded of roadway safety

Itâ??s no surprise that warmer weather brings more outdoor fun.

The number of cyclists on the road has increased.

And itâ??s important to stay safe by following the same road laws as a motor vehicle.

Remembering to use hand signals, wear a helmet and have reflective lights on your bicycle are just a few ways to stay safe while on the road.

â??As a bicycle rider, we have some additional responsibilities,â?? said Sergeant Brent Bernhardt from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. â??We need to treat that bicycle just like a motor vehicle. As a matter of fact, we have to follow the same laws riding a bicycle that we do when weâ??re operating a motor vehicle.â??

Motorists are also reminded to watch their surrounding and to share the road with cyclists.