April 7, 2012
For safe riding, know the rules of the road
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In West Virginia, riders age 15 and younger must wear a bike helmet.
Bikes must have a bell, horn or other warning device that can be heard for at least 100 feet. Sirens or whistles, however, are prohibited on bikes.
Bikers may sound a short warning when approaching or passing other vehicles or pedestrians.
No bike can proceed down a city street by inertia, or momentum, with the feet of the rider removed from the pedals.
Riders can't practice any trick or fancy riding in any street or take both hands off the handlebars.
Bicycles used at night must have a front lamp that emits a white light visible from at least 500 feet and a red reflector on the rear that can be seen from 50 to 300 feet. Lights must be on from 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.
All bikes must be equipped with a brake that enables the rider to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
No rider can attach the bike or himself to any streetcar or vehicle upon a roadway.
No one on a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article that prevents the driver from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.