1. Drivers

        1. Follow the Speed Limit
          1. Be aware of one’s surroundings
          2. Share the road, bicycle lanes exist for a reason
          3. Stop signs are not meant to be blown through, follow the law
          4. Drive with headlights on at night, safer for everyone
          5. Be cautious when backing out of driveways and leaving parking spots
      2. Cyclists
        1. Reflectors can make you visible in a car’s headlight for up to 500 feet and are certainly worth investing in while riding a bike at night.
        2. Ride as if you are invisible, never assume people can see you
          1. Trust nobody
        3. Always pay attention
          1. This includes keeping your hands on the handle bar, so you can steer at a moment’s notice
        4. The best way to avoid contact with a vehicle is to simply avoid them in general
          1. Find routes between home and work that lead away from dangerous roads and most of traffic in general
          2. Taking a longer route is better than not making it to your destination at all
      3. Pedestrians
        1. When you are a pedestrian at night, you do not want to blend in.  It is important to wear bright colors that reflect light, such as white or yellow.  Wear reflectors and carry a small flash light.  You will stand out and drastically decrease the chance of being struck.
        2. Stay off the road as a pedestrian.  If there is no sidewalk available, it is recommended to avoid that road entirely.
        3. It is important to always be alert and proactive to situate yourself in a scenario where it is highly unlikely you will be hit.
        4. During day light hours, practice the “Project Wave” method.  Before crossing the street, look, stop wave.  If a car is present or approaching, wave to the driver.  When the driver waives back, you know that both you and the driver are engaged so it is safe to cross the street.