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Bicycle safety at BNL
- All BNL employees and guests must follow New York State driving
regulations when riding a bicycle on-site. Anyone riding a bicycle
on Laboratory property must wear a bicycle helmet that conforms to the
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standard. Further
information on bicycle safety may be found on the Safety and Health
Services Division website at
- Bike injuries are common: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, every year about 800 Americans die because of
bicycle-related injuries. Think it won't happen to you? The odds for
danger are high: More than half a million Americans end up in hospital
emergency departments because of bicycle-related injuries.
- Reminder: Riding on sidewalks and
walkways at BNL is strictly prohibited.
- NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles tips on
- Important lessons in bicycle
BNL Safety and Healthy Traffic Safety
NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV)
- The agency that regulates automobiles and the licensing of drivers
is the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 1-800-342-5368.
- You must have a valid New York State Driver's license to operate a
- To learn to drive, you must first obtain a Learner's Permit and
complete a mandatory 5-hour class. DMV recommends 30 hours of practice
driving with a licensed driver in the vehicle with you, prior to taking
the Road Test.
- New York State Driver's Manuals are available at many of the BNL
check-in locations, including Housing, and RHIC & AGS Users Center, both
located in building 400.
- The NYSDMV website provides information on obtaining a driver's
license, NYS driving laws, and required forms. For more information go
- The following DMV offices are located near BNL and can be reached at
- 3 Roads Plaza, 1055 Route 112, Port Jefferson
- 200 Old Country Road, Riverhead
- 2799 Route 112, Medford
- New Driver information -
Driver Improvement Programs
Drivers License and ID
Drivers - US Dept. of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Traffic Safety Is No Accident
- What Pedestrians Can Do to be Safer
- Use a marked crosswalk when one is available
- Stop before proceeding across a roadway
- Use sidewalks when they are available
- On roads without sidewalks, walk on the left, facing traffic
- When walking at night, wear something reflective or carry a
- Do not use cell phones, iPods, and other handheld devices at
- What Drivers Can Do to be Safer
- Obey all posted traffic signs
- Be sure to come to a full stop at every STOP sign
- Remember to obey the speed limit
- Don't forget to watch for and yield to pedestrians
- Don't pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks
- Take appropriate precautions in winter storms and when surfaces
are slick with snow or ice.
- Early darkness and blinding sunlight pose particular challenges
for motorists, who should reduce speed and increase vigilance.
- Be aware of the heavy pedestrian traffic on campus as you drive,
and exercise caution near footpaths and crossings.
Safety of all in our community is our highest priority, please drive
responsibly and mindfully.
BNL Environmental, Safety,
Security and Health Policy
Occupational Medicine Clinic at
Last Modified: February 28, 2012