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Bike Safety

Fond du Lac Police Officer Erik Foster reminds bicyclists that they too are subject to the rules of the road. He says one of the violations he constantly sees is bicyclists going against the traffic. He says you are supposed to be on the same side of the road as the flow of traffic.  He also urges people on bikes to be predictable for other drivers. He says if you have to go around a parked car make sure you start doing that early enough for motorists to recognize what you are doing. Foster says bicycle helmets should be worn especially by children. He says the police department has them if you can’t afford one for your child. He also reminds bicyclists that they must obey all the traffic laws.