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As a Michigan driver, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to drive as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a DRIVER, I pledge to

  • Recognize that bicyclists have the right to ride on the roadways
  • Leave at least 5 feet between a cyclist and my side mirror when passing and to only return to the lane when I can clearly see the cyclist in my rearview mirror
  • Use signals to indicate my turns
  • Yield to bicyclists (on both sides of the road) who have the right-of-way before turning at intersections and into driveways
  • Never "hook" a bicyclist by overtaking them and then immediately turning in front of them
  • Recognize that the risk to bicyclists increases exponentially as my speed increases
  • Never drive distracted, especially texting while driving
  • Recognize that bicyclists may move away from the curb and use the full travel lane in order to avoid hazards or to prepare for turns
  • Understand that bicyclists are not required to use sidepaths or other off road facilities, even when these amenities are present, and that riding on sidewalks is extremely dangerous




As a Michigan bicyclist, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to bicycle as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a BICYCLIST, I pledge to:

  • Model exemplary bicycling behavior by obeying all laws and traffic control devices that apply to bicyclists
  • Use hand signals to indicate my turns
  • Ride predictably in the same direction as traffic and do not swerve in the road or between parked cars
  • Ride in the furthest right lane that travels in the direction I’m going (except when making left turns or on one-way roads where bicyclists can ride on the left side of the road)
  • Be assertive and assume that drivers do not see me
  • Recognize that I have a right to move away from the curb to prevent getting “squeezed” and to avoid debris, hazards including car doors, or to prepare for turns
  • Equip my bike with front and rear lights and wear brightly colored reflective clothing when riding at night or in poor visibility
  • Recognize that sidewalks are one of the most dangerous places to ride
  • Never ride more than two abreast and single up to let others pass when it is safe to do so




As a Michigan driver and bicyclist, I recognize my personal responsibility to ensure our roadways are safe and comfortable for all users. Beginning right now, I will do my part to help put an end to cyclist injuries and fatalities by committing to drive and bicycle as responsibly as I can. I hereby make a personal commitment to share the road and to be courteous to other roadway users by abiding by the following.

As a DRIVER, I pledge to:

  • Recognize that bicyclists have the right to ride on the roadways
  • Leave at least 5 feet between a cyclist and my side mirror when passing and to only return to the lane when I can clearly see the cyclist in my rearview mirror
  • Use signals to indicate my turns
  • Yield to bicyclists (on both sides of the road) who have the right-of-way before turning at intersections and into driveways
  • Never “hook” a bicyclist by overtaking them and then immediately turning in front of them
  • Recognize that the risk to bicyclists increases exponentially as my speed increases
  • Never drive distracted, especially texting while driving
  • Recognize that bicyclists may move away from the curb and use the full travel lane in order to avoid hazards or to prepare for turns
  • Understand that bicyclists are not required to use sidepaths or other off road facilities, even when these amenities are present, and that riding on sidewalks is extremely dangerous

As a BICYCLIST, I pledge to:

  • Model exemplary bicycling behavior by obeying all laws and traffic control devices that apply to bicyclists
  • Use hand signals to indicate my turns
  • Ride predictably in the same direction as traffic and do not swerve in the road or between parked cars
  • Ride in the furthest right lane that travels in the direction I’m going (except when making left turns or on one-way roads where bicyclists can ride on the left side of the road)
  • Be assertive and assume that drivers do not see me
  • Recognize that I have a right to move away from the curb to prevent getting “squeezed” and to avoid debris, hazards including car doors, or to prepare for turns
  • Equip my bike with front and rear lights and wear brightly colored reflective clothing when riding at night or in poor visibility
  • Recognize that sidewalks are one of the most dangerous places to ride
  • Never ride more than two abreast and single up to let others pass when it is safe to do so



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