Cyclist killed in early-morning ride

Cyclist killed in early-morning ride

There are 27 comments on the www.ajc.com story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Cyclist killed in early-morning ride. In it, www.ajc.com reports that:

A Hall County man who started his Labor Day weekend with a bicycle ride in the brisk early-morning weather Saturday died after colliding with a vehicle.

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“I am listening.......”

Since: Jun 08

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#21 Sep 10, 2010
From Bicycle Georgia....

http://www.bicyclegeorgia.com/galaw.html
Huh

Atlanta, GA

#22 Sep 10, 2010
I have no problem sharing the road, but I dont like that cyclists are extended the same rights as pedestrians. Pedestrians cross the road or get out of the way. Cyclists abuse the right of way. If I am in a car or on my motorcycle and see I am holding up traffic behind me. I get out of the way asap. Few cyclists do this in my experience.
dville dad

United States

#23 Sep 11, 2010
Look_Out wrote:
"A car travelling in the same direction hit the cyclists from behind."
Plain and simple, the driver did not give them adequate space before being able to pass them. Just like in car accidents, 99.9998% of the time a rear end collision happens, it will rightfully be blamed on the car from behind.
was the cyclist properly equipped with reflectors. light colored clothing and a light on the bike as required?If not, then he can expect whatever comes his way
Liscense for all

Conyers, GA

#24 Sep 13, 2010
Dville Dad is right, Reflectors and/or lights are a must if your riding early in the morning or evening. I do disagree with the "he can expect whatever comes his way" comment. My Wife and I both ride to work most days, we don't EXPECT to get hit. That is a bold statement and I am Not sure if that is appropriate.

For "Huh"- Pedestrians and Cyclist are two totally different things, Not sure how you classed them together. I agree we should share the road, Get off the road is not sharing. "if I am in a car or on my motorcycle and see I am holding up traffic behind me I get out of the way"- Agreed, so do I, but look at drivers most they sit in the lane they are in just because, They dont get out of the way. Have you been on the interstate lately. You have the slowest person on they HYW in the far left lane. Its frustrating, The same goes to cyclist, GOOD Cyclist will move over ride single file.(GA law at this moment does allow for Cyclist to ride two abreast, meaning they can ride two people side by side, but asked to move over when traffic appears) Cyclist with poor discipline will not. It frustrates me too. It does take a few seconds for me to A:realize there is a car behind me, B: Make sure the area I am moving to avoid the car is clear. C. Avoid other cyclists, potholes, debris on the ground, small puppies and such. But once I have cleared all of that, I will move over. No Problem. Just Calm Down, you don't need to be in a rush.

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#25 Sep 14, 2010
dville dad wrote:
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was the cyclist properly equipped with reflectors. light colored clothing and a light on the bike as required?If not, then he can expect whatever comes his way
Again, I will make the suggestion.

Turn on your headlights. If that does not work, slow down, open your eyes and quit texting.

If the biker is jaunting into the road sporadically, he/she has it coming, otherwise, you are to blame.
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#26 Jun 21, 2011
MAB

Alpharetta, GA

#27 Jul 4, 2011
This man leaves behind a wife and several children. Please pray for them.

Be careful, everyone. Cyclists, it is really hard for drivers to see you. Drivers, please don't try to pass until there is ample room.

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