KYTC: Number of deaths & injuries to pedestrians & cyclists increases during the fall
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Lots of people are enjoying Kentucky's lovely fall weather by taking walks or riding bikes. Sadly, the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed or injured on Kentucky's roads increases this time of year.
Troy Hearn, the Transportation Cabinet's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator explains.
"Statistically nationwide -- most of the accidents and unfortunately fatalities happen in the fall. The shadows seem to be a little more extreme -- the glare of the sun can be a little bit more extreme. It gets darker earlier -- so see and be seen," Hearn said.
As a cyclist and as a pedestrian it's very important to be predictable. Part of being predictable is really just following the rules of the road -- and the laws of the road.
The Transportation Cabinet has additional resources available for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. To learn more, click here.