We're Serious About Bicycle Safety Rules and Security
Mark Derho / Safety Officer
As the former EXECUTIVE CONSULTING – OPERATIONS, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY at BIKE RENT NYC from 2015 to 2017). I’ve lead renting +1 million bicycles to customers and tourists in Central Park, New York City.
These fine people were usually unfamiliar with New York and Central Park. Many of them were not totally-comfortable with biking in general.
Therefore I have both professional experience and strong personal feelings about following bicycle safety rules and processes to most-likely insure that outcome.
Free Use of Bike Helmet with Rental
All Kids Under 16 Must Wear A Bike Helmet
Read and Acknowledge Bike Safety Rules
Based on this experience we will be following strict bike rental guidelines and our customers will be informed of Puerto Rico’s laws and our rules.
Before receiving a bicycle, customers will acknowledge with a formal signed acceptance (waiver) of our rules for renting our bicycles in Puerto Rico
Wear a Helmet and Lock-Up the Bike
No Biking While Intoxicated
BY LAW - All Kids Under 16 Must Wear A Bike Helmet
All kids under 16-years of age must wear a bike helmet – no exceptions.
Every customer of all ages is encouraged and eligible to use our bike helmets with all bike rental or San Juan bike tour purchases – for free.
Every customer is strongly-encouraged to make use of a free bike lock with bike rental. If you are not physically sitting on the bike, you should lock the bike securely until you are. Although we provide a bike rental insurance option, we definitely don’t want customers to have to replace these expensive bikes.
National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency (NHTSA)
When a crash occurs between multi-ton motor vehicle and a bike, it is the cyclist who is most likely to be injured or perish. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency (NHTSA)…
Bicyclists accounted for 2.2 percent of all traffic deaths in 2016. Bicyclist deaths occurred most often between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (20%) and in urban areas (71%). The vast majority of bicyclists killed were male (84%) and the largest number of males injured were between 55 to 59 years old. Alcohol was a factor in 29 percent of traffic crashes in which the bicyclist (or driver) had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher, the illegal alcohol level in all States.
Clearly many crashes can be avoided if everyone follows the rules of the road and watches out for each other with courtesy. We will do whatever we can to promote safe and courteous cycling. Failure to follow our rules will result in an immediate end to the contract and repossession of all equipment immediately.