More Traffic Tips
operators at SLAC are responsible for following the same traffic rules
as a motor vehicle. Stop signs require a complete stop before
proceeding. Turning or changing lanes requires the display of DMV
approved hand signals, and caution should be used when passing
pedestrians. Although operating bicycles on the paved walkways at SLAC
is permitted, this is not recommended for pedestrian safety.
Operation of a bicycle during the hours of darkness requires both a
white or clear front and light as well as a red rear light or reflector.
When riding at night, you should be sure you can be seen. A flashing red
light armband, using lights attached to clothing or mounted to the rear
of the bicycle seat or fender is strongly recommended. Other safety gear
such as reflective clothing or attachable reflective markings, gloves
and knee pads is recommended for personal safety.
Motorcycle, motor scooter and moped operators are required by DMV to
wear a D.O.T. approved helmet for motorized vehicles.
helmets are required for persons under the age of 18 and strongly
recommended for persons 18 and up. A bicycle safety helmet is also D.O.T.
approved, but only for use with a pedal operated vehicle and not with a
scooters and mopeds have rider/operator weight limitations placed on
them by the manufacturer. Ratings differ and for their own safety,
operators should check the weight capacity of the scooter or moped they
are planning to use. The capacity rating is posted underneath the
vehicle seats. Many of the Honda scooters are rated for 185 lbs. The
Honda Elite is rated for 275 lbs. If a weight rating cannot be found,
contact SLAC Transportation to obtain this information.