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Bicycle Regulations

Bicycle Regulations

A person riding a bicycle on Washington highways or roadways is granted all of the rights and will be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.


In addition, he/she must:

  • Keep to the extreme side of the roadway.
  • Carry no more passengers than there are seats available.
  • Keep at least one hand on the handlebars.
  • Have a headlight and tail light reflector.
  • Have adequate brakes.
  • Never perform stunts on streets or highways.


During the hours of darkness, every bicycle must be equipped with a lamp on the front, which will emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear.


For more information on Washington bicycle laws, please visit this website.



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