Utah’s first Road Respect Tour began Monday of this week. This event is a weeklong bike ride across Utah with a core group of 25 professional riders, who will promote safety between bicyclist and motorists while stopping in cities across Utah.
The Road Respect Tour began in Logan and has traveled through Ogden, Farmington, Salt Lake City, Park City, Provo, Nephi, Moroni, and Manti. Beginning June 16 the tour will travel through Moab and the Dead Horse Point loop, continue through Torrey and Loa on June 17, and they will finish the Road Respect Tour in Hurricane on June 18.
The focus of the Road Respect Tour initiative is not to place blame on a particular party for bicycle-vehicle accidents. Instead it is to teach respect and awareness for both drivers and cyclists to prevent further fatalities.
For more information about the Road Respect Tour and the cities they visit go to http://roadrespect.utah.gov.
There are 850 accidents between cyclists and motorists, and an average of 6 bicyclists are killed each year on Utah roads. This is why the Road Respect Tour is sponsored by the Utah Department of Transportation, Zero Fatalities and the Department of Public Safety.
They want to remind motorists that bicycles have a right to share the road with them, so they recommend giving at least 3 feet of space when trying to pass a bicyclist and not giving into distractions.
For cyclists, they recommend riding single file when sharing the roads with cars. They also recommend riding in a straight line with the flow of traffic, and trying to make eye contact with motorists before turning.
Simple suggestions can go a long way in preventing future harm.
Utah Personal Injury Lawyers Information
Even though the Road Respect Tour is making people more aware of dangers, the Utah personal injury lawyers realize bicycle accidents will still happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in any accident, visit www.utahbicyclelawyers.com to learn more about the Utah personal injury lawyers at The Christensen Law Firm and how they can help you. The Road Respect Tour promotes bicycle safety, but the Utah personal injury lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm will promote you to the insurance company when safety has a taken a turn for the worst. Call for a free consultation at 801-506-0800 to find out how the Utah personal injury lawyers can help you.