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BCPD Provides Jogging & Cycling Safety Tips

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With busy schedule and even limited hours of daylight, some runners and cyclists find their only time to run or ride is in the darkness of early morning and evenings. Running and riding is always a safer choice, but if you have to run or ride at night or in the early morning, make sure to following these tips. 

  • Choose well-lit and traveled routes
  • Always run against traffic
  • Always ride with traffic
  • Be visibile
  • Watch for vehicles
  • Always carry identification with you
  • Run/Ride with a buddy
  • Carry a cellphone 
  • Ditch your music, or keep volume level down
  • While running make eye contact
  • Report supsicious person/circumstances
     
Additionally, if you are running or riding in the early morning or night time hours, you should consider wearing wearing bright colors and reflective gear.