- Ride with the traffic or use bike paths whenever possible.
- Use reflectors, reflective tape, or similar devices on bikes or on your clothing.
Bicycles are also attractive targets for thieves and vandals. The following simple but effective tips can make your bike a less attractive target for crime:
- Lock it up. Use a heavy-duty bike lock (a U-bar lock is recommended).
- Lock your bike to a bike rack, preferably in a public place.
For your own personal use, record the identifying characteristics and the serial number of your bike, and remember to keep the information in a safe place. Always lock your bike, even if you are leaving it for just a minute. If your bike is stolen or vandalized, report the incident promptly to the Department of Public Safety (DPS).