Do bicyclists have to follow the same laws as motorists on base?

Question: Skipper, would it be possible to remind everyone on base that bicyclists are required to obey the same laws as motorists? I was walking from the parking lot to the air terminal, in the crosswalk with a walk signal, and was cut off by a cyclist who ran the light.

Answer: Thank you for giving us all a reminder. We take time to teach our children to ride their bikes safely, but we sometimes forget to take that advice for ourselves.

Cyclists: You are required to follow the same traffic laws as motor vehicles. This includes riding with the flow of traffic, rather than against, stopping at stop signs and traffic lights and yielding right of way to pedestrians. Speed limits also apply, although it’s harder to speed on a bike! Those found in violation of these basic traffic rules can be cited.

Cyclists are also required to wear helmets at all times while aboard Naval Base Ventura County. Helmets really do save lives, and proper safety equipment is as crucial.

Traffic safety should be taken seriously by everyone. Whether you’re riding, driving or biking down the road, observing safety standards will help get you there in one piece — and your passengers, too. Let’s keep our base a safe place for everyone.

Do you have a question or suggestion? Share it here by emailing lighthouse@navy.mil or online using my CO’s Suggestion Box at http://cnic.navy.mil/ventura/index.htm or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NavalBaseVenturaCounty. Your feedback is critical to helping us make NBVC the best base in the Navy.

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