Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't mess with big trucks

The death of that young cyclist in Winter Park this week should be a reminder to us that big trucks are dangerous for a cyclist even in the best of circumstances. You have to remember that the driver's blind zone is bigger and that the truck has to make wider turns than the vehicles most of us drive. Don't ever pass a truck or a bus on the right! It was for good reason that truckers used to paint "passing side" on their left rear and "suicide" on the right rear. There's other good advice here from Keri Caffrey, the Orlando blogger and co-creator of the CyclingSavvy curriculum.

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