Useful bicycle-related quotes from the Missouri Driver Guide

Useful quotes related to bicycling, from the Missouri Driver Guide, January 2003 Edition:
Chapter 4:

The law says who must yield the right-of-way; it does not give anyone the right-of-way. You must do everything you can to prevent striking a pedestrian or another vehicle, regardless of the circumstances.

Chapter 7:

Sharing the road with others, in a considerate manner, makes the road safer for everybody!

On public streets and highways, [bicyclists and moped riders] have the same rights and responsibilities as a motor vehicle operator.

If you are following a bicyclist and need to make a right turn, you must yield to the cyclist. It is often safer to slow down and remain behind the cyclist until you are able to turn.

Motorcyclists and bicyclists change speed and lane position when encountering bad road conditions, such as manhole covers, diagonal railroad tracks, road debris or in strong winds. Be ready to react.

When you are passing, give motorcycles a full lane width. If possible, give a full lane to bicycles and mopeds, too. Do not squeeze past these road users. The bicycle is generally a slower moving vehicle and this may require you to slow down. Wait for a clear stretch of road before passing a cyclist in a lane too narrow to share.

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