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Friday, June 21, 2013

‘Share the Road, People’ campaign urges riders and drivers to stay safe in summer

Ride safely. Drive safely. That’s the message to you from city and community safety partners this season.

(Photo from LFUCG)

(Photo from LFUCG)

As you hit the road, explore a trail or enjoy a scenic journey from the seat of your favorite two-wheeled or four wheeled vehicle. Whether you’re on a bike or in a car, staying safe on the roadways this summer is everyone’s responsibility.
That’s why the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Lexington Division of Police, the University of Kentucky and the County Attorney’s Office are joining forces on an ad campaign to educate and remind Lexington citizens about what each of them can do to keep our roads safe.
The “Share the Road, People” campaign ads are already appearing on buses and billboards around Lexington. They feature bright backgrounds and colorful phrases to remind everyone to stay safe. These ads drive home the following points to cyclists and drivers:
• Ride in the direction of traffic
• Stop for red lights
• Be visible
• Share the Road. Be courteous and respectful of cyclists’ right to ride
• Give safe passing distance (at least 3 feet)
• Watch for cyclists when turning
We invite everyone to follow these steps and join us in making this the safest most enjoyable summer on Lexington’s roads ever. For more information about the campaign, or bike and road safety log onto the city’s website: here or here.
From lex.gov