Tips for Traveling

 share the road mdt_thumb.jpgEvery user of the road has an equal right to be there and safety on the roadways begins with all of us. Whether a person is walking, riding a bike, or driving a car safety should be the number one concern.

In order to ensure everyone is safe on the road every user must be aware of and courteous to each other.

You can find all of Montana's statewide laws regarding bicycle and pedestrian traffic here.

TS-R4-4_36X30.jpgMontana Law
Right-of-Way For Bicycles

(1) The operator of a motor vehicle may not: (a) intentionally interfere with the movement of a person who is lawfully riding a bicycle; or (b) overtake and pass a person riding a bicycle unless the operator of the motor vehicle can do so safely without endangering the person riding the bicycle.

(2) The operator of a motor vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a person who is riding a bicycle within a designated bicycle lane.

Source: Mont. Code Ann. §61-8-320

dooring.gifDooring Law
Montana requires that no person open a door of a motor vehicle unless it is reasonably safe to do so without interfering with the movement of other traffic. In addition, no person may leave a door open on a side of a vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than is necessary to load or unload passengers.

Source: Mont. Code Ann. §61-8-368

User Groups
Bicycles and Business
Families on Bikes
Getting to School
Seniors on a Roll
Women in Motion

Getting Around
Facilities and Markings
Routes and Maps
Tips for Traveling
Traveling on Foot

Billings 2011 Bike Plan
BMVPhone: AmeriCorps VISTA
Complete Streets Policy
Additional Resources

Secure Storage
Bicycle Parking
Bicycle Security

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