Bike Safety Expo To Promote Safety Among Cyclists and Motorists [Audio]
On Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Susan Alger, spokeswoman for the West Texas Cycling Association, gave the details of next month's Bike Safety Expo to educate motorists and cyclists on safety measures that should be taken when sharing the road. The expo will take place on Saturday October 19th at the South Plains Mall from noon to 4 pm.
The Association has teamed up with University Medical Center for brain injury awareness month and cycling safety awareness. The expo will educate the public on bicycle and road rules and safety. There will be free bicycle helmets given away to promote head protection while riding. The goal of the event is to raise awareness with motorists to avoid cycling injuries and deaths. Algers said, "[W]e just want to inform the public of our rights to the road, but even more so, just to encourage [motorists] to share the road with cyclists and give us room."
The group has put up two ghost bicycles as a part of the Ghost Bike movement to raise awareness of cyclists on the road. There is a ghost bike on 4th street and one on Highway 114 outside of Levelland. It is a worldwide memorial that strips down a bicycle, painted all white, and placed near an area where a cyclist was killed by a motorist.
Get the full interview here for more details and bike safety information:
Or listen on your mobile device here:KFYO LFN Susan Algers September 24 2013