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Traffic Safety

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle safety is important to the Merced College Campus Police.  We would like to see everyone exercise safety and caution when operating a bicycle.  We make the following suggestions:

-Obey traffic signs and signals                                                                                                                                                                                  -Never ride against traffic                                                                                                                                                                                          -Scan the road behind by locking over your shoulders                                                                                                                                        -Choose the safe way to turn left                                                                                                                                                                            -Follow lane markings                                                                                                                                                                                                -Be ready to brake                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Never ride with headphones--CVC 27400 states it is unlawful to wear headphones in both ears                                                            -Use head lights and tail lights--CVC 21201 requires headlights and a reflector/tail light                                                                             -Always wear a helmet                                                                                                                                                                                              -Use hand signals                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Keep bike in good condition

Non-Motorized Vehicles                   

Skateboards, roller skates, scooters or any other device or toy propelled by human power, other than a bicycle or a wheelchair is and will be categorized as a non-motorized vehicle.  Under, Board Policy 6752, it shall be unlawful to ride any of the above mentioned devices on the Merced College Campus.  Bicycles are encouraged as a means of transportation; however, should not be used in the inner campus areas and should be parked in the bike racks provided on campus.  All bicycles parked outside of the approved areas are subject to impound.  Merced Community College District is not liable for any damages to or stolen bicycles on campus.

Pedestrian and Driving on Campus

Pedestrians should be alert and use good judgment when crossing any street or parking lot on campus.  Try to make eye contact with the driver of the vehicle.  Look both ways before stepping into the crosswalk or crossing the parking lots.  Do not assume a vehicle can or will stop, even when at a designated crosswalk.  PEDESTRIANS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY ALL THE TIME.