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Rules of the Road
Trails in Dallas County
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When on a trail in Dallas County always:

  • HAVE FUN.
  • BE COURTEOUS to everyone at all times.
  • BE AWARE of your surroundings, the weather, and the trail traffic around you.
  • RIDE AND SKATE AT SAFE SPEEDS depending on the weather, the amount of trail traffic, and other conditions.
  • USE ONLY NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLES.
  • KEEP TO THE RIGHT except when passing.
  • PASS ON THE LEFT.
  • ANNOUNCE WHEN PASSING OR APPROACHING FROM BEHIND.
  • LOOK BOTH WAYS when approaching an intersection with another trail, a sidewalk, a footpath, or a street.
  • OBEY ALL STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS.
  • DON’T STOP AND STAND IN TRAIL.  If you need to pause or stop to rest, please step-off to the right of the trail.
  • DON’T MAKE U-TURNS.  If you need to turn-around, step-off to the right of the trail, wait for an opening, and then safely cross the trail and travel in the opposite direction.
  • WALK NO MORE THAN TWO-ACROSS and be sure to either move further to the right edge of the trail or to walk single-file when someone attempts to pass on the left or when encountering on-coming traffic.
  • RIDE OR SKATE SINGLE-FILE.
  • KEEP DOGS ON A SHORT LEASH.
  • PICK-UP AFTER YOUR DOG.
  • KEEP VOLUME LOW on audio/telecommunications equipment.  You need to be able to hear people approaching you from behind.
  • USE TRASH RECEPTACLES.
  • WEAR A HELMET IF YOU SKATE OR BIKE.
  • FOLLOW OTHER POSTED RULES OR LAWS.