Saturday, 18 October 2008

Reckless cycling in North Carolina...

Boone Police Lt. J.R. Reese said the department has seen many students riding their bicycles without a helmet, which is against Boone’s bicycle helmet ordinance. “We are seeing an increase in bicycle usage, which is great, but it’s very dangerous to ride with no helmet,” he said. Reese said while driving during a 20-minute time period Friday, he saw seven “student-age” bicyclists, with just two wearing a helmet.

He said the police department usually observes a cyclist traveling approximately 10 to 15 mph, which could prove dangerous in the event of an accident.