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Lighten up, Chapel Hill and CarrboroDaylight Saving Time started Nov. 5, so make sure you’re visible! Lighten Up is a campaign dedicated to helping bicyclists and walkers become more visible in low light. Look for CAP representatives at the Pit, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m., handing out rear bike lights, or stop by the Public Safety Building (while supplies last).

Remember these NC Laws

  • At night, bicycles need a head light plus a red tail light (or bright clothing) – all visible from 300 feet – and a rear reflector at all times.
  • Bicyclists may travel on all roads except highways and must obey traffic laws.
  • Helmets are required for riders under age 16.
  • when biking on the road, ride with traffic.  When walking on the road, face traffic.

Other Safety Tips

  • Ride predictably – indicate turns by signaling and make eye contact with motorists.
  • Stay alert – don’t wear headphones whiles riding.
  • Communicate – Alert pedestrians before passing.
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