BICYCLE SAFETY

To register a new bicycle with the Demarest Police Department please fill out the form below. 

Bicycle Safety Tips 

Remember, a bicycle is not a toy; it is a vehicle!

  • Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding a bicycle. ​​

  • Check your equipment.

    • Ensure tires are inflated and brakes are working correctly. ​

  • Control your bicycle.

    • When riding, make sure at least one hand in on the handlebars. ​

  • Watch and avoid any road hazards.

    • Potholes, broken glass, gravel, puddles and dogs can all lead to a crash and cause injury. ​​​

  • See and be seen.

    • Always make sure to be wearing bright, neon, or fluorescent colors when riding; day or night!​

    • Wearing reflective tape or having a flashing light on your bicycle can help ensure a car does not hit you.

    • Try to avoid riding at night; it is far more dangerous to ride at night than it is during the day.

Rules of the Road - Bicycling on the Road

  • Always go with the flow of traffic.

    • Ride in the same direction as other vehicles. ​

  • Obey all traffic laws.

    • When riding in the street, obey all traffic signs and signals. ​

  • Stay alert at all times.

    • Use your eyes and ears! Always be on the lookout for anything that can cause injury; whether it is other vehicles or road hazards. ​

  • Look before you turn.

    • Whether you turn right or left, look behind for a break in traffic and then signal your turn. ​

  • Watch for parked cars.

    • Avoid the unexpected from parked cars (doors opening or cars pulling out). ​

Riding on a Sidewalk

  • Children less then 10 years old are better off riding on the sidewalk.

  • For anyone riding on a sidewalk:

    • Check the law in your state or jurisdiction to make sure sidewalk riding is allowed. ​

    • watch for vehicles coming out of or turning into a driveway. 

    • Always stop at a sidewalk corner before crossing. 

Please watch the two informational videos below for more safety tips. For any questions please contact Patrolman Dickman at 201-768-1546 ext 160 or email ddickman@demarestpd.org. 

201-768-1540

Fax: 201-768-8755

118 Serpentine Road, Demarest NJ 07627

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