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Share the Road Safety Pledge


Each year approximately 2000 bicyclists are injured in crashes in Michigan. Our goal is to reduce this number by creating an alliance between bicyclists and motorists to be more aware of each other on the roads, to obey all applicable traffic laws, and to respect one another as human beings. Join us and together we can make a difference as we share Michigan roads.

Take the Share MI Roads safety pledge and make your personal commitment to help make Michigan roadways safer and more comfortable for all users.



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As a Michigan driver, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to drive as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a DRIVER, I pledge to

  • Recognize that bicyclists have the right to ride on the roadways
  • Leave at least 5 feet between a cyclist and my side mirror when passing and to only return to the lane when I can clearly see the cyclist in my rearview mirror
  • Use signals to indicate my turns
  • Yield to bicyclists (on both sides of the road) who have the right-of-way before turning at intersections and into driveways
  • Never "hook" a bicyclist by overtaking them and then immediately turning in front of them
  • Recognize that the risk to bicyclists increases exponentially as my speed increases
  • Never drive distracted, especially texting while driving
  • Recognize that bicyclists may move away from the curb and use the full travel lane in order to avoid hazards or to prepare for turns
  • Understand that bicyclists are not required to use sidepaths or other off road facilities, even when these amenities are present, and that riding on sidewalks is extremely dangerous




As a Michigan bicyclist, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to bicycle as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a BICYCLIST, I pledge to:

  • Model exemplary bicycling behavior by obeying all laws and traffic control devices that apply to bicyclists
  • Use hand signals to indicate my turns
  • Ride predictably in the same direction as traffic and do not swerve in the road or between parked cars
  • Ride in the furthest right lane that travels in the direction I’m going (except when making left turns or on one-way roads where bicyclists can ride on the left side of the road)
  • Be assertive and assume that drivers do not see me
  • Recognize that I have a right to move away from the curb to prevent getting “squeezed” and to avoid debris, hazards including car doors, or to prepare for turns
  • Equip my bike with front and rear lights and wear brightly colored reflective clothing when riding at night or in poor visibility
  • Recognize that sidewalks are one of the most dangerous places to ride
  • Never ride more than two abreast and single up to let others pass when it is safe to do so




As a Michigan driver and bicyclist, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to drive and bicycle as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a DRIVER, I pledge to:

  • Recognize that bicyclists have the right to ride on the roadways
  • Leave at least 5 feet between a cyclist and my side mirror when passing and to only return to the lane when I can clearly see the cyclist in my rearview mirror
  • Use signals to indicate my turns
  • Yield to bicyclists (on both sides of the road) who have the right-of-way before turning at intersections and into driveways
  • Never “hook” a bicyclist by overtaking them and then immediately turning in front of them
  • Recognize that the risk to bicyclists increases exponentially as my speed increases
  • Never drive distracted, especially texting while driving
  • Recognize that bicyclists may move away from the curb and use the full travel lane in order to avoid hazards or to prepare for turns
  • Understand that bicyclists are not required to use sidepaths or other off road facilities, even when these amenities are present, and that riding on sidewalks is extremely dangerous

As a BICYCLIST, I pledge to:

  • Model exemplary bicycling behavior by obeying all laws and traffic control devices that apply to bicyclists
  • Use hand signals to indicate my turns
  • Ride predictably in the same direction as traffic and do not swerve in the road or between parked cars
  • Ride in the furthest right lane that travels in the direction I’m going (except when making left turns or on one-way roads where bicyclists can ride on the left side of the road)
  • Be assertive and assume that drivers do not see me
  • Recognize that I have a right to move away from the curb to prevent getting “squeezed” and to avoid debris, hazards including car doors, or to prepare for turns
  • Equip my bike with front and rear lights and wear brightly colored reflective clothing when riding at night or in poor visibility
  • Recognize that sidewalks are one of the most dangerous places to ride
  • Never ride more than two abreast and single up to let others pass when it is safe to do so



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Share MI Roads is a campaign developed by the League of Michigan Bicyclists in collaboration with a diverse network of partners.
Share MI Roads is supported through funding by Transportation For Michigan, individual donors, and sponsors.

 

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