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  • Brake the Cycle

  • As more people drive, bike and walk on our roadways, sidewalks and bike paths it’s important that everyone take responsibility to make and keep our roads safe.

    It’s your turn to “Brake the Cycle” of blame between motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. We share the streets and we need to keep them safe for everyone. Respect is a two-way street.

    More than 2,500 collisions were reported last year in Orange County between motorists and bicyclists or pedestrians. A recent survey of more than 100 Orange County patrol officers revealed that several dangerous behaviors occur too often, and put us all at risk. Speeding, distracted driving, jaywalking, and riding on the wrong side of the road are all examples of behaviors we can put a stop to.

    Learn more about the dangerous behaviors to avoid and how you can help keep our streets safer. Join us to brake the cycle for safer streets in Orange County and take the safety pledge below!

    • Safety Pledge
    • Dangerous Behaviors to Avoid

      Dangerous Behaviors to Avoid

      Patrol officers from across Orange County report that the following are risky behaviors that are seen often and are the top actions that should be avoided for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

      The Orange County officer feedback is consistent with statewide and national collision statistics. The bottom line – we can work together to avoid these behaviors, and Brake the Cycle of blame on the road.

      To view the statewide statistics on motorist, bicyclist and pedestrian collisions in Orange County from the California Department of Highway Patrol, click here, and from the California Office of Traffic Safety, click here.

    • SafetyResources

      For print brochure requests, please contact Amelia Hsu, by email at ahsu@octa.net.

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      For additional bike safety resources, check out the following topics and pages:

      To sign up to receive bike safety updates and alerts via email, simply visit octa.net/connection and check the "Bike" box to sign up.

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