One of the main reasons for discontent between drivers and cyclists is the general lack of knowledge from both parties as to what cyclists’ rights are when on the road. Oftentimes, a motorist may get frustrated when they see a cyclist do something they think to be illegal. On the other hand, a person who rides a bike may make a decision thinking that they are in the right, only to cause unintentional harm.

DriveKind RideKind was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

Cyclists must follow the same traffic safety laws as motorists. This includes coming to a complete halt at stop signs and being predictable by using hand signs to indicate when they are turning. Motorists should be aware, that while most cyclists follow these laws, some do not. People who ride bicycles can be pulled over and ticketed for not following these laws as they create an unsafe driving environment for all who use the roadways.

Cyclists are not restricted to the bike lane and can decide where it is safest to ride as long as they properly follow road markings and traffic signs. People who bike are allowed to ride two abreast in one lane, as long as they do not impede the regular flow of traffic. Cyclists must never ride against the flow of motorized traffic and should keep to the right whenever possible.

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