Sudbury Police Remind Residents About Bicycle Safety
After a recent request from a resident, the Sudbury Police Department would like to remind both vehicle operators and bicyclists of the rules of the road pertaining to bicycles. Both bicycles and vehicles have the right to operate on public ways. There are laws in place that outline the operation of vehicles when approaching bicycles and laws in place that bicyclists must follow when operating on public roadways.
Bicyclists are required to follow the rules of the road as a car would, to include stopping at stop signs, riding with traffic, yielding for pedestrians, and signaling via hand signals when turning.
When a vehicle in traffic approaches a bicycle, it must slow, and if passing, do so at a safe distance and reasonable speed.
With the rules of the road in mind, we urge both bicyclists and motor vehicle operators to be aware of their surroundings and keep safety in mind when approaching both cyclists and pedestrians.
For both bicyclists and motor vehicle operators, obeying the rules of the road and some common courtesy will assure the use of public ways is safe and efficient.
Sudbury Police Department