From our flat, we can hear the sirens of police cars and ambulances go by all the time. Every time I hear a siren, I say to Terry, "another Cyclist just got hit". He used to laughed at me until we heard that last December, 6 (SIX!) people died from bicycle accidents. I have taken up grading every cyclist that I see. If they are wearing a helmet and have good lights on their bikes and are wearing reflective clothing, I will give them an A or B. Unfortunately, too many get F's. Remember when I said that everyone wears dark clothing, for some reason it seems they also like dark colored bikes. At night time it is so hard to see these people, especially if it is raining. Even when they have lights, they are usually too small and too dim. Terry tells me I should be like a meter maid and give tickets to people who are not safe and give out little awards to those people who take bicycle safety seriously. I would if I thought it would help!
Tonight as we walked home from the train station, we saw a bus pulled over and an ambulance behind it. Then we saw a bicycle on the sidewalk. No one seemed in too big of a panic so I am telling myself that they weren't hurt too badly, because I really don't want to think that they were already dead.
Lets just be safe out there, OK people!