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TRAFFIC SAFETY


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle Safety

On most roadways, bicyclists (including those on electric bikes) have the same rights and responsibilities as other roadway users. The following are important laws and safety tips regarding bicyclists:

For more information, you can view the Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road in the publications section or obtain a copy at your local Secretary of State facility.

Illinois in 2012:

Nationally in 2012

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Pedestrian Safety

Drivers and pedestrians both are responsible for traffic safety. Drivers should always be prepared to yield the right-of-way and should not drive unnecessarily close to pedestrians.

When approaching a pedestrian with a disability who is utilizing a guide dog, a white cane, a wheelchair or other assistive device on a sidewalk or roadway, the pedestrian has the right-of-way and is granted the same rights as any pedestrian.

A driver must come to a complete stop (and yield):

For more information, please see the Rules of the Road.

Illinois in 2012

Nationally in 2012


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