How to Share the Road

Tips for Bicyclists

Follow the Rules of the Road

  • Ride with the follow of traffic in the right half of the right most lane
  • Obey the same laws as motorists including all traffic control devices (stop signs, traffic lights, etc.)
  • Use the rightmost lane
  • Always use traffic hand signals before you switch lanes or turn

Use the Proper Equipment

  • Always wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Replace helmet after a crash or other impact
  • Use headlights, taillights, and other reflectors to be seen at night
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated

Be Safe

  • Be predictable avoid swerving
  • Wear bright colors to increase your visibility
  • Be aware of your surroundings

Tips for Motorists

Be Aware

  • Bicycling is an ever-increasing activity. As a motorist, expect to share the road with cyclists
  • Cyclists have the same rights on the road as motorists

Be Considerate

  • Do not use your horn when cyclists are near
  • Per the 3 Feet Law, it is illegal to harass a cyclist in any way

3 Feet

  • Mississippi's 3 Feet Law requires motorists to maintain at least a 3 foot distance between a vehicle and cyclists when passing.