Michigan Trooper Explains How To Share The Road With Bicyclists
Now that the weather is getting warmer, you'll probably notice more and more people out on their bicycles. And since bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers need to share the road, it's never a bad idea to freshen up your knowledge on what laws apply in this situation.
MLive has a feature called 'Ask A Trooper', where a trooper explains certain aspects of driving, whether that be passing in the left lane, left lane "loafers", or in this case, sharing the roads with bicyclists.
Trooper Michael Autuma explains laws for bicyclists, and they are pretty similar to that of automobile drivers. For instance, "if a bicycle is on the road, the rider is required to follow the rules of the road." So that means a bicyclist has to stop or yield when cars do, and they have to give turn signals as well. Bicyclists should also "ride on the right side of the road."
Trooper Autuma reminds too that people on bicycles are smaller, and therefore can be harder to see; motor vehicle drivers should "be mindful of bicyclists" and remember to share the road. To read about the different laws that apply to bicyclists and drivers when sharing the road, click here.
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