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.