Letter: Bicyclists, drivers must share the road

First of all, my sympathies to the family of John Shapely and sympathies to Daniel Major who will be forever haunted by this avoidable tragedy.

Why do we always react and think that we have to throw money at something to protect ourselves from ourselves? Hoffman Road is not the problem. Those who use Hoffman Road — or any road — are the problem.

Everyone just needs to remember to share, pay attention and be safe.

As for bicycle safety: Not wearing a helmet? Not very smart. Wearing dark clothing on a dark night? Hmmm … cars barely see bicyclists in broad daylight. No mention was made of lights and reflectors on the bicycle so I’m going to guess not. So, bicyclists — and pedestrians — be visible. Drivers, pay attention and drive safe.

Julianna Burke Independence

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