bicycle safety

New Trio of Laws Aim to Protect Illinois Cyclists

Jan 2, 2018
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Bicyclists in downstate Illinois can now do what those in Chicago and eight other states have done for years. A new state law permits them to put a red tail light on the rear of their bike, instead of, or in addition to the traditional red reflector.

Tania Sebastian with the group Ride Illinois says the new law is recognition of changing technology.

Springfield Bicycle Club

AAA has found an appropriate way to celebrate National Bicycle Safety Month. Roadside assistance is now available in Illinois for members who are bike riders.

Spokeswoman Beth Mosher says AAA began offering bicycle service in several other states first, and the most common calls are for flat tires and chains that have fallen off.