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No family should have to receive the news of their loved ones being killed in a crash

“How do you tell a 6½ -7-year-old child that her mommy and daddy aren’t coming back anymore?” That question was a tragic reality for the Bruehler family when 6-year-old Kylie’s parents were killed nearly 6 years ago. Gregory and Alexandra Bruehler were triathletes with an affinity for cycling. They were on a road they biked frequently when they were struck by a motorist. Gary and Carol Bruehler, Gregory’s father and step-mother, were at a shopping mall in San Antonio on October 1, 2009 when they got a call from the hospital telling them their son was in a collision with a motor vehicle while biking with his wife. The doctor regretfully informed Gregory’s parents that both Greg and his wife, ...

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Cooperating with other roadway users

One of the main reasons for discontent between drivers and cyclists is the general lack of knowledge from both parties as to what cyclists’ rights are when on the road. Oftentimes, a motorist may get frustrated when they see a cyclist do something they think to be illegal. On the other hand, a person who rides a bike may make a decision thinking that they are in the right, only to cause unintentional harm. DriveKind RideKind was jointly developed by Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclists must follow the same ...

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Cycling quickly becoming a popular mode of transportation in Texas cities

According to a report from the League of American Bicyclists, Texas is ranked the 30th most bicycle friendly state in the country1. While many of the reasons for this low ranking are still in effect, a variety of factors have lead to an increase in cycling culture in Texas. From a growing desire to decrease our carbon footprint, to simply trying to avoid rush hour traffic, or just to be more fit, cycling is more prevalent in Texas than ever before. One of the main reasons for the increase in cycling culture is people trying to avoid the headaches that come with city traffic. A report by Inrix-Driving Intelligence states Texas has 3 of the top 25 most congested cities ...

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New program promotes safety education for motorists and cyclists

If you were given the chance to Save a Life,wouldn’t you do it? According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 48 bicyclists were killed in crashes involving motor vehicles in Texas in 2013. Texas only fell behind California and Florida when it came to fatal cyclist/motorist collisions that year1. While both cyclists and motorists have the right to use the road, members of both groups share confusion over the other group’s rights. DriveKind RideKind was jointly developed by non-profit organization Please BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Please BE KIND ...

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