Bicycle Equipment

A bicycle must be equipped with certain lights at night and in inclement weather.  Lights on bicycles may flash.  Lights in addition to those required may be used.   Blue lights and red lights visible forward may not be used.   Cyclists under 16 years of age must wear helmets.

Category: Bicycle Equipment

A bicycle must be equipped with certain lights at night and in inclement weather.  Lights on bicycles may flash.  Lights in addition to those required may be used.   Blue lights and red lights visible forward may not be used.   Cyclists under 16 years of age must wear helmets.

Bicycle Identification

Question Michael asked: Am I legally obligated or required produce or show my bicycle’s identification and/or serial number to a law enforcement officer if detained/”pulled over” for a bicycle violation? I understand I will be required to identify myself. Answer

Video Evidence

Question Kenneth asked: I’m a daily 25-mile bicycle commuter. I try hard to lead by example, wearing full safety equipment and lighting, following all traffic rules (including full-stops at stop-signs) and generally be a courteous road sharer. Despite this, I

Patrol Belt

Question Howard asked: Recently I asked about placing cards on trucks and cars parked in the bike lane. This actually works and I have seen trucks move after finding the cards. I wonder if wearing a patrol belt while riding

Whistles

Question Michael asked: Due to a recent accident our club is reviewing safety on club rides. The club may require ride leaders and sweeps to carry and use whistles. I have doubts as to whether this is legal, having read

Passengers in a Bike Trailer

Question Robert asked: I bought a trailer to carry cargo. It has 180 pound max capacity. The question I have, since this is our only transportation, I would like to carry a passenger on the trailer once in a while,

Sign on a Bicycle

Question Patricia asked: Can you put a business sign on a rear basket of an adult tricycle?

Bike Passenger

Question Jodie asked: Can I have my child stand on the back of my bike while I ride? Any law against that?

Bicycle Lights at Night on Private Roads

Question Susan asked: Kris at Trek bicycle store said it was illegal to ride a bicycle with out lights. Even in the daytime. We live in a gated community and she knew that. Only ride in the community not on

Headsets

Question Toast asked: Have you considered adding a section about headphones. It’s my understanding that headphones are considered illegal unless one ear is uncovered and it’s to be used in conjunction with a phone. Something like a Bluetooth hearing device.

Lights Too Bright?

Question Paul asked: What’s the brightest in lumens my light can be? Just got a one that’s 8000 lumens and it seems to be too bright.