We are dedicated to keeping the streets of Newport Beach safe for everyone who uses them, whether they are on wheels or on feet. You can explore our traffic safety resources below. If you would like to report any ongoing traffic issues or chronic violations, please let us know here.
Our Traffic Safety Efforts
What is NBPD doing about E-bikes?
What is NBPD doing about Traffic Safety in General?
Basic Bicycle Safety Information
Bicycle Safety Checklist (Prior to Riding)
Some Bicycling Facts
Guidelines for Riding Right
Bicycle Safety for Kids
E-Bike Safety Online Course for Kids and Adults
Frequently Asked Questions: Types of Vehicles
What is the definition of an E-bike?
What are the three classes of E-bikes and what do they mean?
What is the definition of a motorcycle?
Are Sur-Ron type vehicles street legal?
What are the consequences for riding a Sur-Ron on the roadway or sidewalk?
Frequently Asked Questions: Bicycle and E-Bike Equipment
Do I need to wear a helmet while riding a bike or E-bike?
What equipment is required on a bike or E-bike?
Are brakes necessary even on a "Fixie" bicycle?
Can I modify my E-bike to go faster?
Frequently Asked Questions: Rules for Riding
Which side of the street should I ride my bike on?
Can two people ride on one bike or E-bike?
Can you get a DUI on a bike or e-bike?
Are E-bikes allowed on the boardwalk?
Are kids allowed to ride E-bikes?
What is a Sharrow?
Where have sharrows been added?
Are bicyclists allowed to ride in the roadway?
Child Safety Seats
The Orange County Health Care Agency offers resources for child safety seats such as inspections, classes, and installation help.
Detailed information on the installation and recommended use of child safety seats can also be found here: