Here are some safety tips to help keep riding fun:
It’s important to remember that persons operating bicycles must obey traffic laws (625 ILCS 5/11-1502)
Sections 625 ILCS 5/11-1501 through 625 ILCS 5/11-1516 of the Illinois vehicle code address bicycle laws
No person shall ride upon a sidewalk within the central business district of Aurora, and no person 15 or more years of age shall ride upon a sidewalk anywhere within the city (Aurora code of ordinances 27-267)
For more information on city ordinances pertaining to bicycles please refer to the Aurora code of ordinances sections 27-261 through 27-267.
Wear conspicuous clothing while operating a bicycle to make yourself more visible to motorists.
Always utilize a headlamp and a rear reflector while operating a bicycle at night; it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!
For more information about bicycle safety visit http://rideillinois.org/ or visit http://www.bikesafetyquiz.com/ and test your knowledge pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of bicycles, and the rights and responsibilities of motorists with respect to bicyclists.