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Bike and Road Safety

Safe systems save lives.

A safe system means:

  • Safe People
  • Safe Vehicles
  • Safe Roads
  • Safe Speeds

Cycling is a fun way to get around or exercise, but it is important to stay safe while riding. Be sure to follow these safety tips:

  • Always wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Use proper hand signals
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals
  • Choose safer routes and trails to use your bike 

Remember that we all share the road! If you are a driver, you must keep one metre of distance when passing a cyclist, per Bill 31.

Teach children the rules of the road and give them the chance to practice these skills with a bike safety course. Check out our how-to guide on hosting a bike rodeo:

Installing a safe car seat in your vehicle is the first step to keeping your baby safe while driving. Learn how to safely install a car seat and review our tips for choosing a safe car seat.

Many municipalities in Huron and Perth counties are installing pedestrian crossovers on streets to make it safer for people to cross the road. Learn more about the rules for pedestrian crossings.

Winter driving can be dangerous. Planning, staying alert, slowing down and staying in control are the key elements to safe winter driving. Review some winter driving tips and know where to turn for the latest road conditions:

Contact Us

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Office
77722B London Road, RR #5, Clinton, ON
N0M 1L0

Perth Office
653 West Gore St., Stratford ON N5A 1L4
Toll-free 1-888-221-2133

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