Driving home after teaching yoga last night, I saw a bicyclist nearly get hit by a small pickup truck. It was dark, wet, he/she was dressed in dark clothing, and while I did notice one small flasher, it really wasn’t enough. On top of that, he/she wasn’t following the rules of the road and basically flipped around right in the path of the pickup which was making a turn onto the street I was driving on.
What a dufus.
And a reminder.
I will likely be running in the dark tonight. I’ve been seeing many people out running and walking in the evening hours when it is dark. Most of the time they are dressed to be seen. But not always.
Do yourself a favor. Do your loved ones a favor. If you are going to be out and about after dark, awesome! Good for you! But please make sure you are wearing appropriate reflective gear! Carry a light and/or wear a headlamp. Stay on lit streets as much as you can. Watch out for vehicles… because they are not always watching out for you!
Stay safe, friends!!