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June Safety Tip - Yield to Pedestrians

Thu, June 01, 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Life is like a 10-speed bicycle.  
Most of us have gears we never use.  
~ Charles M. Schultz   

This month’s safety tip expands upon last month’s tip to yield the right of way to motor vehicles when appropriate. Michael Khaw suggested also pointing out the need to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right of way over vehicles, INCLUDING BIKES, especially when the pedestrian is in a crosswalk. Too often cyclists see the relatively slow moving pedestrians and blow past them, antagonizing them and reinforcing the prejudices against cyclists. When you come to a crosswalk that a pedestrian has already started to cross or is about to cross, do as a car should do and stop to let them cross. 

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