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posted by snarkydude

In reply to: Athens bicyclist seriously injured in collision with drunk driver »

December 20, 2012

Riding a bike at night, on a dark street, or even walking on a dark street is dangerous. Yes, the driver was impaired, but it could have just as easily been a non-impaired driver behind the wheel.

Just Wednesday night, as I was driving home on Cedar Creek Dr., I came around a curve at the speed limit, and encountered two women walking side by side with their backs to the traffic, wearing dark clothing. Had I not had my bright lights on, I might have hit them.

Bike people, walkers, runners, and joggers.....I know you have a right to use the public roads, but please.....have a little common sense. It's dark. Most Athens streets have poor lighting. We can't see you. Wear light colored or reflective clothing. If you're on a bike, make sure you wear a helmet and that the bike has a light and reflector. Ride or walk facing traffic. It's just common sense, people.

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