Contributed by Jim Wilson, President of Lockheed Martin Recreational Association Bicycle Club and Benbrook City Council Member
Riding a bicycle can make anyone feel like a kid again. Unfortunately, unlike what many of us were taught as the “rules of the road” as children, bicycles must be ridden with the flow of traffic and operated as a vehicle when utilizing public roadways (a person operating a bicycle has the same rights and duties applicable to a driver operating a vehicle, Texas Traffic Code, Sec. 551.101).
- STOP at all red lights and stop signs.
- LOOK to ensure it is safe to proceed. Stay alert at all times.
- Be SEEN as a positive ambassador for all bicyclists by following the laws of the road.