You may have heard that in July, there was a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist. While the accident was not as outrageous as the picture depicted here, I thought a shocking photo would get your attention.
Please, if you are planning on cycling on Prince Edward Island, be extra careful. The lady who was killed was wearing reflective and protective gear. That did not protect her enough from the drunk driver that hit her.
We used to tell aggressive drivers to watch out for pedestrians. After all, once you get out of the car, you become a pedestrian. Cyclists should not have to live in fear as Ian Brisbin so well said. They should feel safe on any roadway, paved shoulder or not. Perhaps we should force drivers involved in cycling accidents to use a bicycle for awhile to “walk a mile in our shoes.”
While cycling, watch for establishments that display the Cycle Friendly logo. This logo identifies an establishment that caters to cyclists by providing safe storage, water refills, etc.
PEI has a lot to offer for cyclists; please be safe and have a great holiday on our Island.