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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
If you enjoy riding a bicycle, make sure you're doing it legally in the State of New Jersey. The regulations aren't hard to follow and many of them will make your bike ride a safer one.

There is a helmet law that applies if your bicycle has a seat hight of 25-inches or greater. The helmet is mandatory to any bike rider age 17 or younger no matter what size bicycle they are wearing. Your bike must also have lights equipped on the front that must be able to be visible from 500-feet to the front and a rear lamp on the bicycle that emits a red light that is visible from at least 500-feet to the rear of the bike. In addition, it is not required at the time of this writing, but a red reflector is advised on the rear of all bicycles.

Additionally, a bicycle must be equipped with a bell or other audible device that can be heard at least 100 feet away, but not a siren or whistle. Working brakes are a must and you may only carry as many passengers on a bicycle as there are seats.

In New Jersey, the law states a bicyclist must obey all state and local automobile driving laws. A parent may be held responsible for the child's violation of any traffic law. Therefore it makes good sense for all parents to go over safe biking regulations with their kids to make sure they are riding safely and legally in New Jersey.

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