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General Ebike Riding Safety Tips

Always practice safe riding while on your ebike. Here are a few tips to help ensure your safety when riding:

  • Always obey the applicable road laws in your area. Contact the road traffic authority in your area for more information regarding cycling road laws.
  • Ride predictably in a straight line while on the road with the flow of traffic.
  • Ride defensively. Understand that cyclist can sometimes be harder to see.
  • Stay vigilant and expect the unexpected such as opening car doors or cars backing out of driveways. 
  • Be careful when crossing an intersection and look both ways before crossing.
  • Wear proper riding clothes including closed-toe shoes. Loose fitting pants can sometimes get caught in the chain or gears so secure the bottom using leg clips or elastic bands.
  • Do not use items that can restrict your hearing such as headphones and other listening devices.
  • When braking, apply the rear brake first, then the front brake to prevent any locking and loss of control. 
  • Maintain a comfortable stopping distance from objects, riders and vehicles. Safe braking distances are based on several factors such as road surface conditions, visibility conditions and other variables.