PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Two wheels or four, no matter the
type of vehicle you operate, safety is a responsibility that we all
share — and it starts with good decisions.
"Safe and responsible travel on our roads is up to everyone using them",
says Jeff LeMoine, spokesperson for CAA South Central Ontario (CAA
SCO). "Cyclists and motorists alike can make simple, good decisions
every time they are on the roads to keep one another safe."
CAA SCO and Peterborough Lakefield Police are committed to helping keep
our roads safe for everyone using them and urge motorists and cyclists
to continue working together to ensure this happens each day.
"Cyclists should share the roadway with vehicles and must follow the
rules of the road such as traveling in the same direction as vehicular
traffic and obeying traffic signals. In Peterborough, riding on the
sidewalk is illegal but abiding by these simple guidelines will ensure
your cycling safety," says Chief Murray Rodd, Peterborough, Lakefield
Community Police Service.
Make these good decisions the next time you drive:
Slow down when passing a cyclist and allow one metre clearance
Always shoulder check when changing lanes
Watch for bikes before exiting your vehicle
Always yield to cyclists when you are making a turn
Make these good decisions the next time you cycle:
Obey all traffic laws, signs and signals
Avoid hazards - stay about 1 metre from the curb or parked cars
Wear a helmet
Make sure your bike is in proper working order — check horn, brakes, and
For more information on cycling safely and the great cycling routes
throughout South Central Ontario, visit www.caasco.com/cyclesafe
CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering
insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are
more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5
million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're
Life-side Assistance. Visit www.caasco.com.
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SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario
For further information:
Media contact: Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641 or Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, email@example.com, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930