Safe peddling for the warmer months — 1 Comment

  1. Greetings Lisa – I am an avid bicyclist and typically ride in the evening to avoid the heat. Last week I was nearly struck on a local residential road while riding. I was forced of the road, the young woman, who was on her cell phone, never stopped. I wear safety equipment when I ride. I have a blaze yellow vest, lights, and a helmet. Visually seeing me is not a problem for the majority of motorists. Recently, a cyclist was killed while riding along a highway in Wisconsin, he was also wearing safety equipment. More emphasis needs to be placed not only on bicycle safety and responsibility, but also on the motorists and their responsibility towards riders. Many motor vehicle operators do not provide enough room for cyclists. Too often the cyclist is blamed for an accident, when I feel the motorist is just as much at fault.