Tuvizo Shares 14 Safety Rules For Motorists When There Are Cyclists On The Road
There appears to be some kind of simmering friction between motorists and cyclists. Tuvizo, the reflective vest maker, shares 14 road safety rules for motorists sharing the road with cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users.
The Tuvizo Cycling Reflective Vest provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking, and other outdoor pursuits.
"Cyclists die on our roads through careless accidents that could often be avoided. The relationship between cyclists and motorists needs work as often, the two parties seem to be at loggerheads," says Jo Parkes from Tuvizo.
This apparent animosity between motorists and cyclists became the focus of media attention last year in the so-called "Twit and Run" incident where a U.K. female motorist sent some unfortunate cyclist flying over a roadside hedge and unabashedly tweeted about the encounter afterwards using the hashtag #bloodycyclists. The woman, according to the article, was apprehended later by the police after Twitter users expressed outrage over the incident.
Motorists are encouraged to be vigilant and alert at all times and to try and constantly scan the road for cyclists. In the dark, a reflective gear or a cycling reflective vest in the headlights means that there's a cyclist or a runner on the road ahead. However, motorists still need to be extra careful especially at night time when visibility is severely limited because not all cyclists use reflective safety gear.
Many countries and states have already passed laws clearly stipulating the rights of cyclists and the responsibilities of motorists to share the road with them. Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, for example, have set minimum passing corridors that motorists must observe when passing a cyclist (1m when passing a cyclist in a 60km/h or less speed zone or where the speed limit is over 60km/h, passing distance is set at 1.5m). In the United States, the state of Georgia considers aggressive driving and harassment of cyclists a misdemeanor of a "high and aggravated nature."
Cycling, both as a hobby and as means of conveyance, has evolved these past few years and motorists can keep themselves and other road users safe by following traffic rules and safety precautions, according to the Tuvizo article.
"This collection of common sense road safety rules remind every motorist what is important when out driving today," remarks Ms. Parkes.
Tuvizo is a newly emerging company specializing in high visibility clothing primarily designed for use in outdoor fitness and leisure pursuits. The company believes safety combined with user friendly design and functionality is paramount.
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