Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bicyclist Killed in Valrico This Week

It's my mantra -- the safest way to drive your bicycle is to drive it like a car. Stay off sidewalks and bike in the road. Your bicycle is a legal vehicle and has a legal right to the road.

Tragically, a bicyclist was killed in Valrico when biking on a sidewalk.

This being the Tampa Bay area, I realize some drivers are going to verbally harass you and scream to "get on the sidewalk" but I always bike on the road because I'd rather put up with verbal abuse than getting broadsided by a car that strikes a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

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