The Road Respect Tour is a way to increase knowledge and awareness of safe cycling. Since more bikes are sharing the roads with vehicles and accident statistics are rising, The Utah Department of Transportation, Zero Fatalities and the Department of Public Safety have sponsored a bike ride across Utah from June 13–18. The goal of this program is not to blame one party for the cause of accidents. It is to teach both drivers and cyclists the rules of the road, so that both parties can respect one another.
The ride began in Logan on Monday with a main group of 25 professional Road Respect Tour riders who will use proper cycling etiquette and obey road rules. As they travel through cities, however, these riders will participate in educational community events called Road Respect Rallies or Road Respect Stops. The public is encouraged and invited to participate in the riding and events in their town.
On June 13 the riders for the Road Respect Tour began in Logan and went through Ogden and Farmington for the first day. June 14 they traveled through Salt Lake City, Park City and Provo. June 15 they will travel to Nephi, Moroni, and Manti. June 16 they will travel to Moab and take the Dead Horse Point loop. June 17 they ride from Torrey to Loa and the ride will finish on June 18 when they ride from Panquitch to Springdale and finish in Hurricane.
For more information about the Road Respect Tour and specific events held in each town visit http://roadrespect.utah.gov.
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As bicycle advocates in the State of Utah we understand the extreme importance of educating cyclists and drivers about how to co-exist on the road. When bicycle accidents happen they are not easy for anyone involved. If you or a loved one has been in an accident visit us at www.utahbicyclelawyers.com to learn more about your rights and options after an accident. We will provide you with information that will empower you to come out on top in your bicycle accident case. Contact the Utah personal injury lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm for a free consultation at 801-506-0800 to find out how they can help you.