Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety is a Shared Responsibility.

 

Share the road.   As more Californians choose walking and bicycling as primary modes of transportation, creating a safer highway environment for all roadway users is increasingly important. We all share the responsibility to make sure California roads are safe for everyone. This is achieved by following the rules of the road, watching out for others, and using courtesy while on the road. The California Highway Patrol uses a comprehensive statewide approach to promote and enforce safe pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist behavior, ensuring we all share the road safely.

 

Traffic Safety For Bicyclists 

 

 Project Ride Smart - seriously cool bike safety for teens


SMART Cycling from Penguin Pro on Vimeo.

 

 

 


 

Learn how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.

 

Ride during hours of darkness?
You need to see this video.


 

Here’s a fun video on bike safety for the youngest bicyclists.

Traffic Safety for Pedestrians

 

 


Do you really need to look left-right-and left again when crossing the street?
Yes! This video tells you why.

 

 


Here’s an entertaining video for all road users.

 

Build on your pedestrian safety skills with this video.

Learn more about road safety on these websites:


https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/about/pedestrian
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles webpage on pedestrian safety.

https://www.safekids.org/howtowalk/index.html#begin
Visit this interactive site to learn how to prevent injuries.

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/
This site has great information on biking and walking safely.

 

http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/pedsaferjourney/
Kids learn about pedestrian safety in these fun animation videos.


http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Bicycles
http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Pedestrians
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site is a great resource for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Enforcement and Education Project

 
The CHP implements a traffic safety grant funded by the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist collisions and victims. The project includes both enhanced enforcement and a public education and awareness campaign focusing on traffic safety, which includes motorist behavior when driving in the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. The program provides comprehensive traffic educational events, “rodeos,” community informational sessions and collaboration, distributes bicycle helmets and other safety equipment, educational materials, and training for CHP personnel.

 

Printable Bike and Pedestrian Safety Information

 

Tip Cards

Bike Tips - English / Spanish
Child Cyclist - English / Spanish
Pedestrian - English / Spanish


Comic Book
Coloring and Activity Book
Share the Road Card

 

To learn more about hosting a bicycle and pedestrian safety event in your area, contact your local CHP Area office.

 

 

Supporting Page