Motorcyclist, cyclists and roller bladers are also partners in safety on the roads. Because of their vulnerability, it is even more vital that they use the roads strategically.
Cyclists and roller bladers, like motorcyclists, should wear a helmet at all times and should complete a recognized instructional course.
Cyclists are vehicles on the road, but should walk their bicycles across pedestrian crosswalks or crossovers. They should always give way to pedestrians on sidewalks and always signal their intention to turn or stop, and should obey all traffic signs.
Ignoring traffic signals and stop signs can lead to death or serious injury and, at the least, make other road users angry.
Cyclists should always use a light and reflectors and wear light coloured clothing when riding at night or in dull weather. Motorcyclists must always wear an approved helmet, and should wear a sturdy jacket and pants, even in warm weather. Boots or shoes should be sturdy and high enough to protect the ankles. Gloves, preferably gauntlets, give a better hold on handgrips and controls and provide protection in case Of collisions.
Perception and anticipation are important skills for motorcyclists. Look for and avoid trouble. In the city, look ahead and make wise choices of where you want to be in 15-20 seconds - remember you want to be where everyone can sec you and knows what you're going to do. Motorcycles are less noticeable because of their size so a good placement strategy is needed.
Maintain a "circle of safety" in traffic giving you time to react to trouble and some place to go.