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Bicycle Safety

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I notice more and more people riding bicycles for fun and fitness . Highway 100 in West Nashville , Natchez Trace Parkway , and Shelby Bottoms Greenway are all popular places to ride . What are the traffic laws to prevent bicycle accidents ?

The same traffic laws apply to bicycles as it does to cars and trucks . Tennesse Code Annootated 55-8-172 provides that every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle . In plain English , a bicycle has the same right to use the road as a car and a bicyclist must obey the same rules of the road as a car .