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Bicycle Education Videos

The bicycle education videos can be viewed or downloaded from PennDOT's Just Drive PA website, www.justdrivepa.com

Before You Ride

Target audience: Elementary school students and their parents.
Description: This video covers such basics as bike selection, helmet fitting, bicycle safety checks, and securely parking a bike.

Basic Riding Skills

Target audience: Elementary school students and their parents.
Description: This video describes essential riding skills, such as braking, balancing, turning, hand signals, and selecting safe travel routes to school.

Riding on the Road

Target audience: Middle school students and others learning to ride their bicycle on the road.
Description: This video addresses the rules of the road and demonstrates riding with traffic, yielding, stopping, turning, avoiding hazards, passing parked cars, and proper lane positioning.

Sharing the Road

Target audience: Younger motorists, bicyclists, and others who are unfamiliar with existing bicycle laws.
Description: This video covers roadway positioning of cyclists, traffic and hand signals, safe turning, and cyclists' rights on the road. The video also discusses how motorists and bicyclists can safely share the road.

Bicycle Laws

Target audience: Motorists, cyclists, and law enforcement officials.
Description: This video demonstrates common offenses by both motorists and bicyclists. Also, common misconceptions of bicycle laws are addressed.

The videos are now available on the state Department of Education’s Standards Aligned System, which provides a catalog of department-approved classroom resources. Links to the videos on this system are below:
Before You Ride
Basic Riding Skills
Riding on the Road
Sharing the Road
Bicycle Laws