Four years ago the GUARDIAN posted a story encouraging BIKE SAFETY and it is probably time for a re-run.
According to Boise coppers, the bike had front and rear reflectors, a headlamp and a flashing rear LED light. The rider, Victor Haskell, 53, died of blunt-force trauma, the Ada County coroner said. He apparently was not wearing a helmet according to reports.
Friends of the GUARDIAN (yes there are a few) have swapped stories all summer of near misses, bikes going the wrong direction in bike lanes, riders without lights wearing black clothing. Almost every event involved an adult on a bike, not a child riding inappropriately.
Thursdays tragic accident may have been caused by construction along the street, but it just may be time for coppers to haul out the ticket books for those two wheelers without lights riding at night and generally reckless pedaling. An LED light set costs about half the price of a traffic ticket.
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