Visibility and safety go hand in hand.
September is Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month, and the City of Charlottesville is reminding everyone who uses the roadways – people driving, walking and biking – to be visible and aware of others who are sharing the road. This includes not driving distracted.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 114 pedestrians and 13 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles last year in Virginia. In that same period, 623 bicyclists and 1,571 pedestrians were injured.
The following tips promote safety for everyone:
Additional information about laws and safety and Charlottesville’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program can be found online. www.charlottesville.org/bikeped