E-BIKES ON THE RISE
With the great weather Florida has and the many places to ride bikes, along with the function to easily switch between peddling and riding, the constant growth of e-bike riders is not surprising. However, it is important to know the rules of the road when riding an e-bike. While riders can ride their e-bikes wherever standard bikes ride (i.e. bike lanes, roads, multiuse paths, etc.), safety is still a priority. Due to the capable speeds reaching almost thirty miles per hour, riders should wear a helmet for safety to reduce the risk of a traumatic brain injury. When driving a vehicle, be sure to watch for all types of bikers, on and off the main road.
Safety tips for e-bike riders include:
- Obey the rules of the road and follow signs/signals
- Be visible on the road, wear bright clothing, or attach a light to your bike
- Leave enough room when following other bikes or vehicles
- Use appropriate speed
- Communicate with drivers by using hand signals when turning
- Be predictable, many drivers are distracted when on the road and do not always see bikes on the road
- Wear proper safety equipment
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