We all know (hopefully) the roads are dangerous places, but from time to time, we’re given a sad reminder. And while there are many steps being taken to protect drivers, it’s often those people outside of cars — pedestrians and bicyclists — that are often the most vulnerable.
In Bismarck yesterday, a cyclist was hit by a car and killed.
And in case you didn’t know, the single biggest contributor to pedestrian and cyclist fatalities (they’re on the rise) is speed. When we slow the cars down, fatality rates in these accidents go down correspondingly. Check out this infogram telling the full story on the increasing risks of speed.
Minot is not immune to this. Earlier this year, a cyclist was killed on our roads.