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Police remind cyclists of safety tips

Officers from Caledon OPP were dispatched to a collision between a cyclist and a motorist at the southbound exit of Highway 10 and Valleywood Boulevard Aug. 15.

The incident took place at about 4:40 p.m. The collision involved a 13-year old male cyclist and a grey 2010 Toyota. As a result, the young cyclist was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Police remind cyclists of some safety tips.

• When riding a bicycle, always wear a helmet. By law, every cyclist younger than 18 must wear an approved helmet.

• Before going out for a ride, make sure the brakes on the bike are working properly.

• Under the Highway Traffic Act, a bike must have a bell or horn in working order.

• Bikes can be ridden on most roads, but when crossing over a pedestrian cross-over, the bike must be walked across.

• Make sure to use proper hand signals to notify motorists of intentions.

•A cyclist must obey the rules of the road and share the road with other vehicles.

• Remember, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists when riding on the road.



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