Laws and Safety Tips for Bicyclists,
Pedestrians, & Motorists
Sharing the Road in Virginia offers safety procedures and traffic regulations for all users of Virginia’s roads and paths. This guide will help bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists safely use Virginia’s transportation network.
Like motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are subject to the Code of Virginia section on motor vehicles (Title 46.2) which may be accessed online from the official Web site of the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation.
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Sharing the Road in Virginia 4th Edition is funded by a Federal Highway Safety Grant from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. It has been prepared by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission with oversight from the Technical Advisory Committee members listed on page 37.
Heat Map of Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes in Northern Virginia
Scroll through this interactive map to identify high crash areas in the region and the causes behind them. Click the blue “i” icon to bring up the map description and legend. You can find a bigger version of the map here.