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Thank you Ottawa Police, Ottawa Pathway Program, Right bike and Citizens for Safe Cycling for trying to reduce Ottawa cycling accidents.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims, bicycle /cycling accidents on November 7th, 2012
As an Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, I want to personally thank the Ottawa Police, the Ottawa Pathway Program, Right Bike and the Citizens for Safe Cycling. Yesterday they were involved in a fantastic Ottawa safety initiative. 200 bicycle lights were handed out yesterday to cyclists who did not have proper lighting on their bicycles. This is part of a bicycle safety awareness campaign that had Ottawa Police Traffic enforcement officers stopping cyclists who do not have the proper lights on their bicycles. Many volunteers from Citizens for Safe Cycling, Right Bike and the City of Ottawa Pathway Patrol Program provided the free lights and bells and also went as far as showing cyclists how to install them properly.
Cyclists need to be visible when cycling. Cyclists share the road with other cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Now that it is getting darker, these safety measures become much more important.
Did you know that the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) states that all cyclists must have a working front light and minimum rear reflector, as well as a working bell? The lack of proper lights and bells are the two most common offencesOttawa Police have come across when they have ran enforcement blitzes with a focus on cyclists. Seems to me, there is an easy fix here.
Please, ensure that when you are cycling you have taken all precautions for a safe ride. We have lost far too many cyclists here in Ottawa to preventable accidents. On the flip side, to everyone sharing the roads, cyclists,drivers and pedestrians, please be aware that you are sharing the roads and remain in control. Any accident can happen in a split second and can be life-altering. Ride, drive and walk safely.
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Ottawa Police, citizens for cycling safety, Right Bike, Ottawa Pathway Program
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, bicycle /cycling accidents, safety on May 12th, 2012
Ottawa Bicycle Accident Lawyers…Sadly, 200 cycling accidents happen in Ottawa every year. Citizens for Safe Cycling is promoting bike education throughout Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Bikefest at LeBreton Flats tomorrow. In 2010, 5 Ottawa cyclists died on their bicycles and cyclists in Ottawa are 10 times more likely to be involved in an accident than cars. Citizens for Safe Cycling explained one of the most common accidents on Ottawa’s roads is when drivers make a right turn without looking for cyclists and cut them off.
The following tips were provided by Citizens for Safe Cycling when it comes to safe cycling in Ottawa:
Obey the law: red lights, stop signs and the rules of the road.
Don’t ride on sidewalks.
Don’t ride the wrong way down a one-way street.
Signal: “Be sure to signal all of your intentions in advance, that way motorists and other cyclists will know what you’re doing.”
Be aware: Give yourself space to maneuver and shoulder check to make sure you know where the other vehicles are.
Prepare your ride: Wear a helmet. Make sure your bike is in good condition.
Know your route: Use Ottawa’s bike maps
MEC Bikefest is happening tomorrow at LeBreton Flats from 11 am to 4pm with exhibitor displays, bike demos, safety education, workshops and family fun.
Have fun and safe cycling….
-Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
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