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Bicycle Safety
The Michigan Motor Vehicle Code contains laws which are applicable to bicycles and bicycle safety. The Village also has ordinances pertaining to bicycles. But automobile drivers must also remember they too are responsible for the bicyclist and their vehicles. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and we must learn to “Share The Road”. Although this is not a complete list of applicable laws, they do cover violations that we see frequently in Mackinaw City. The Mackinaw City Police Department has taken an aggressive stance in bicycle safety in the past several years and will continue to do so.

"Every person riding a bicycle or moped upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle."

• Obey all traffic laws.
• Always wear a helmet and protective clothing.
• Keep to the right side of the roadway riding in the same direction as that traffic lane.
• Keep your speed under control at all times.
• For night riding, equip your bike with reflectors and lights.
• Always wear bright clothing or a reflector zed vest so others can easily see you.
• Do not ride upon sidewalks on East Central Avenue.
• Use caution when passing parked cars because doors can be opened without warning.
• Watch out for potholes, rocks, broken glass, and other road hazards.

• Unless you are driving on a freeway, a bicyclist has the same rights as you to be on the roadway.
• Give a bicyclist plenty of room while passing.
• When passing, proceed slowly and cautiously.
• Keep in mind that bicyclists must always avoid rocks and debris in their path and may suddenly veer one way or the other.



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102 South Huron - PO Box 580 Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone: 231-436-5351 - Fax: 231-436-4166 

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