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Take the Bike Safety Quiz
Take the Bike Safety Quiz Now!

The issuance of this Memorandum means that you have been observed committing a traffic violation while riding a bicycle on a public roadway within the Village of Orland Park. An Officer has written you a temporary written warning in lieu of a formal traffic citation. In order to take advantage of the Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program (BTCDP), and keep the citation a warning, you are directed to take the bike safety quiz.

  1. Visit the "Bike Safety Quiz Website"
  2. Select the age-appropriate educational bicycle quiz:
    "Adult Bicyclist" for cyclist aged 13 and older
    "Child Bicyclist" for cyclist aged 12 or under
  3. You must then complete the first level - the Bronze level.
    The Bronze level (approximately 7-10 minutes) is required to avoid the issuance of a formal citation. The Silver and Gold levels are optional, but recommended.
  4. After successfully completing the Bronze level, you will be forwarded to a page to complete your certificate.
    A. PLEASE ENTER the legal "First and Last Name" of the person that received the citation.
    B. SELECT SIZE "Full Page (8-1/2 x 11)"
    C. SELECT "EMAIL TO" as a Delivery
  5. Email your completed certificate to: .
  6. Select "SUBMIT"

Bike Safety Certificate Instructions

The Orland Park Police Department (OPPD) actively and equitably enforces all traffic laws and ordinances, with the primary objective of such enforcement being the promotion of traffic safety and the resultant reduction in traffic crashes. The overall goal of the Department’s traffic enforcement efforts are the reduction of crashes and the voluntary adherence to all traffic laws by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Orland Park Police Department has partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Ride Illinois to promote bicycle safety and education through the Bicyclist Traffic Citation Diversion Program (BTCDP).

In the past two years, there have been 12 motor vehicle crashes involving bicyclists in Orland Park. The Orland Park Police Department wants to reduce that number to zero. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-1502) states “Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles”. Sections 5/11-1502 to 11-1516 provide specific bicycle laws that govern bicyclists. The Village of Orland Park Municipal Ordinance 2989/9-13-11 incorporates State laws and provides Municipal regulations for bicycles.

*If you do not wish to participate in the BTCDP and fail to complete the “bikesafetyquiz” within 30 days, a Municipal Violation citation could be issued for this violation. Please note that the Municipal Violation fine amount is $100.00.

For more information, please contact the Traffic Safety Unit at (708)349-4111 or .


Every person operating a bicycle in the Village shall conform to the provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code, and shall also be subject to the regulations of this Chapter.

Riding Abreast: When two (2) or more persons in a group are operating bicycles they shall not ride more than 2 abreast, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for their exclusive use. Persons riding 2 abreast shall not impeded the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, and, on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane. (625 ILCS 5/11-1505.1)

Duty to Keep to Right: All bicycles shall be operated as near to the right-hand curb as conditions will permit, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. (625 ILCS 5/11-1505)

Emerging From Alley, Driveway, Garage: Any person operating a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway or garage, shall stop the bicycle immediately prior to driving onto or across a sidewalk or onto or across a sidewalk line projected across any alley, and shall exercise extreme care in these cases.

Clinging, Attaching to Moving Vehicles: No person operating a bicycle shall cling to or attach himself to any other moving vehicle. (625 ILCS 5/11-1504)

Attaching Other Vehicles to Bicycles: No bicycle shall have attached to it any other vehicle such as a wagon or sled.

Riding on Sidewalks:
  1. No person shall ride a bicycle on the sidewalk in the business district of the Village.
  2. Whenever a person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk other than in the business district, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signals before overtaking and passing such person. (625 ILCS 5/11-1512)

Pedestrians' Right of Way: The pedestrian has the right of way over bicycles at all times.

Obstructing Streets, Sidewalks: No bicycle shall be left lying upon any street or sidewalk or in such position as to obstruct or interfere with the use of any street or sidewalk.

Carrying Passengers Prohibited: A bicycle which is designed to carry no more than one person shall not be used to carry more than one person. (625 ICLS 5/11-1503)

Riding "No Hands”: No rider of a bicycle shall remove both hands from the handlebars or practice any acrobatic or fancy riding on any street or sidewalk. A person operating a bicycle shall keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. (625 ILCS 5/11-1506)

Hand Signals: Proper hand signals should be used at all times. A signal of intention to turn right or left when required shall be given during not less than the last 100 feet traveled by the bicycle before turning, and shall be given while the bicycle is stopped waiting to turn. (625 ILCS 5/11-1511

Carrying Articles: No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, article or bundle which prevents the rider from keeping both hands on the handlebars or obstructs his vision. (625 ILCS 5/11-1506)

Obedience to Traffic Signs: Every person operating a bicycle must obey all traffic signs. (Ord. 491, 6-19-72)