Cyclists be seen, be safer


CYCLISTS should have a think about what they wear on their next ride. Brighter colours, such as yellow or white, will make them stand out and allow motorists to see them more easily.

That’s the word from traffic police who say many cyclists passing their checkpoint at the bottom of Oliver’s Hill near the car park exit on Saturday morning (where there have been many car-versus-cyclist collisions), had not factored in that being easily seen makes them safer.

Their tops were a mixture of fluoro yellow, red, blue, white and black, with leggings predominantly black.

“Most of the car/cyclist collisions we attend occur because the driver failed to see the cyclist,” Senior Constable Gregg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said.

“Drivers are urged to please have a good look for cyclists before pulling out into intersections or roundabouts etc.”

First published in the Mornington News – 17 September 2019


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