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Old 01-13-21, 12:19 PM
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Paul Barnard
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Originally Posted by alo View Post

You can say and do what you like with drivers, and you may get some reduction of these types of accidents. But to significantly reduce them, cyclists need to be aware of the dangers, and take precautions.
I can't remember anywhere being exposed to the concept of "don't outdrive your line of sight" in my driver's education. It was only when I started studying motorcycle safety that the concept was emphasized. I say that to say that ALL state driver's education programs need to be revamped. In each program a segment on sharing the road with cyclists and bicycle law needs to be covered. Nobody should be grandfathered in. Proof of passing the bicycle law/safety segment of a test should be required before a license can be renewed.

Your point is well taken though. We need to ride as defensively as possible.
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