Tuesday, July 10, 2012

BeachRoadCyclingNoStoppingZones Bike Lights Alert on Visibility Leader News

Time shift alert on visibility

Cyclist Joe Astbury. Picture: N40MC301 newsphotos.com.au
Cyclist Joe Astbury. Picture: N40MC301 newsphotos.com.au
THE end of daylight saving on Sunday has prompted a warning for cyclists to ensure they are visible on our roads.
RoadSafe Inner South East chairman Sen-Sgt Hans Harms said cyclists could reduce the risk of accidents by buying good-quality lights, bells and high-visibility clothing.
“Drivers can assist cyclists by checking and checking again to ensure that there are no cyclists nearby, particularly on roads with bicycle lanes,” Sen-Sgt Harms said.
Cyclist Joe Astbury, who takes all the safety precautions, said it was usually hardest to see cyclists at dusk and dawn.
“That is the most dangerous time,” Mr Astbury said. “It is not light and it is not dark.”
Road safety advocate Pete Dowe said a cyclist without lights could easily go unnoticed by a motorist. “You’d be mad to not have a set of bike lights in Melbourne with its ‘four seasons in one day’ causing reduced visibility at any given time,” Mr Dowe said.

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