Wear A Helmet

Remember, a helmet and good cycling skills go hand in hand. Even though you’re wearing a helmet, it’s important to always practice safe riding.

Helmet Use Guidelines

  • Always wear a helmet while riding a bike, no matter how short the trip.
  • After a crash or any impact that affects your helmet, replace it immediately.
  • Make sure your helmet fits properly:
    • A helmet will not protect you if it does not fit properly.
    • Make sure that the helmet fits on top of the head, not tipped back.
  • Fitting Your Bike Helmet (.pdf, 2.2 MB) – Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Safety Cards

Below are some quick references created for different situations you may encounter. Click any image for a larger version.

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian Safety - Motorists

Pedestrian Safety - Pedestrians

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety - Motorists

Bicycle Safety - Bicyclists

Skateboard Safety

Skateboard Safety

Skateboard Safety Map

Safety Posters

Click either of the posters below to see a larger version.

Safe Pedestrian Poster

Tips for being a Safe Pedestrian

Safe Bicyclist Poster

Tips for being a Safe Bicyclist

Hand Signals

According to Wisconsin state statute 346.34(1)(b), bicyclists must signal their intention to turn for the 50 feet prior to making their turn, as long as signaling does not interfere with operating the bicycle. In Wisconsin, our state law changed to now allow the use of the alternate right turn hand signal circled in the diagram.

Hand signals diagram

Bicycle Safety Videos

Bicycle Wausau