The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is offering numerous tips to bicyclists in order to help such persons stay safe. Certain things should be fairly obvious, such as riding defensively and with traffic. Intersection safety is also stressed, and involves simple things like looking before crossing and using hand signals to let other drivers know you’re making a turn. Wear bright clothes, helmets, and reflective materials at night. If buses are around, use extreme caution and be ready to take evasive action when the vehicles pull out.
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