- Bicycles are defined as vehicles by NC law and as such are subject to vehicle traffic laws (Definition of Vehicle)
- Bicycles must be equipped with lights from sunset to sunrise or when not visible from a distance of at least 300 feet (Required Lighting Law)
- Bicycles should be ridden on the right side of the road just and operate just like a car when on the roadway (Bikes on Roads). A bicyclist should always use hand signals to indicate turning and stopping. When a bicyclist decides it is safer or more efficient to use a sidewalk or shoulder instead of the roadway, the bicyclist should keep a careful lookout and act predictably by communicating with traffic (Hand Signals).
- Bicyclists should wear a helmet at all times. It is required by law for anyone under the age of 16 to wear a helmet on a bicycle. (Helmets).
- Drivers of motor vehicles may move left of the center line on a roadway, when clear of oncoming traffic, to pass a bicyclist. Motor vehicles must give cyclists a minimum of 4 feet when passing. (Passing A Bike)