Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Share the road safely tomorrow ... and every day

11 February 2014

Share the road safely tomorrow ... and every day

Share the road safely is the AA’s message for national Go By Bike Day tomorrow.

The event encourages people to bike to work or school on Wednesday, meaning there will likely be more people riding on the roads than normal. With showers forecast for much of the country the roads may be slippery and visibility poorer as well, increasing the need for people to be extra vigilant.

“Go By Bike Day is a great chance for people in cars and people on bikes to remind themselves of the simple things they both can do to share the road safely,” says AA spokesperson Simon Douglas.

“We’ve got to keep working to get rid of the ‘them and us’ mentality. The AA wants to see more done to improve the safety of cycling on our roads and getting everyone to treat others with consideration and respect is a key part of this.”

The AA urges people to follow the tips below to help keep themselves and others safe on the roads:

Tips for people in cars
• Make a conscious effort to look out for people on bikes.
• Double check for cyclists before turning or coming out of a park
• Keep at least a 1.5m gap from someone on a bike
• Be willing to slow down and drive behind a cyclist until there is space to pass them safely
• Check for cyclists before opening your car door.

Tips for people on bikes
• Help to be seen by having lights on your bike and wearing brightly coloured or reflective clothing.
• Stick to the road rules.
• Use hand signals to indicate when you are turning or stopping.
• Ride in single file as much as possible, especially on narrow roads.
• If you have a tail of cars behind you, pull over and let them pass. A little consideration stops frustrations boiling over.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news