Can't be too careful
We all consider ourselves to be good riders. We usually tell everyone that it's the drivers on the roads we worry about most. Two weeks ago, my, 50-year-old son was returning from an errand, when an 18-year-old girl pulled in front of him. He had nowhere to go, no time to even hit the brakes. He's now in the hospital with one less leg. The driver told the police, she thought he was slowing down to let her out.
People laugh at us for putting bright lights and flashing brake light on our bikes, but I offer no apologies. We just want to get their attention. Never stop telling people to put down the phone, get their mind on driving, and off of jobs, boyfriends or shopping. Riding makes us much better drivers when we get behind the wheel. If we could just get others to look.