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Bicycle Safety

The Novi Police Department wants you to have fun riding your bike and be safe too. Check out these tips for bike safety.

Two girls with their bikes from the Memorial Day ParadeALWAYS!

  • Ride with traffic. Keep to the right of the road.
  • Obey all traffic regulations.
  • Use proper hand signals for turning or stopping.
  • Stop and look both ways in order to make sure that sidewalks or streets are clear before entering a street.
  • Walk your bicycle across busy streets at corners or crosswalks.
  • Use proper headlights and a red tail light or reflector when riding at night


  • Show off. Keep your hands on the handlebars.
  • Zigzag, race or stunt ride in traffic.
  • Hitch rides on trucks or cars.

Police officer on bikeTIPS!

  • ALWAYS wear your bike helmet and make sure your brothers and sisters do, too.
  • Make a deal with your best friends to always wear your helmets when you ride together.
  • Don’t ride at night.


  • Wearing a bike helmet is the most important thing you can do to protect your brain and your life when riding a bicycle.
  • Children between the ages of 5 and 14 have the highest rate of injury of all bicycle riders.
  • More then 500,000 children a year go to the hospital emergency rooms of doctors’ offices due to bike injuries.