Spin Safely


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 04/17/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Bicycle Safety

Spin Safely

 Photo of MPO Thomas and class

             “Bicyclists are subject to the same laws as motor vehicles, and people can be charged with reckless driving on a bicycle,” MPO Tim Thomas explains to the 5th grade classes of Bush Hill Elementary School on April 12, 2012.  The classes discussed helmets, right of way and hand signals for turning or stopping.  Did you know that it is illegal for anyone under the age of 15 to ride a bicycle without a helmet in Virginia? 

            For a review of some safety tips for you and your children, please view the video titled Bike Safety Video.  A link to it can also be found under the Franconia Information Flyers section of our website.  Information about bike crashes in Fairfax County in 2011 can be found by clicking here.

            If you would like to contact our Traffic Enforcement Officer, MPO Thompson, directly to report an area experiencing repeated violations, you may email him directly at FranconiaStationCPO@fairfaxcounty.gov

Photo of MPO Thomas and class    





To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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