DMV Warns About Bicycle/Vehicle Safety

As part of National Bicycle Safety Month, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) urges bicyclists and drivers alike to respect the rules of the road – and fellow road users.
“Recent DMV statistics illustrate the importance of bicycle safety with more than 600 bicyclists injured last
year. The number of bicyclists killed in Virginia crashes increased 30 percent, from 10 fatalities in 2016 to
13 in 2017,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “One way bicyclists can increase their
safety is by always wearing a proper-fitting helmet and teaching their children to wear one as well. Like
seat belts in cars, a helmet can save your life in a crash.”