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5 dead after truck hits group of bicyclists on Nevada highway

5 dead after truck hits group of bicyclists on Nevada highway

What happened during this "retirement ride" is something many of us think about when we're on the road. According to the article, these cyclists enjoyed a huge shoulder to ride on, but were still mauled by this truck for still unknown reasons. Think of Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville Pike and other roads we travel that have virtually no shoulders. We can only be so careful. The rest is up to the motorists with whom we share the road. Peaceful coexistence is possible, though some motorists don't take kindly to cyclists, thereby stoking the fires of an ongoing contempt between Them and Us. A tragedy like this ups the ante.     

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Re: 5 dead after truck hits group of bicyclists on Nevada highway

Distracted driving is a huge problem. As a rule, I believe that narrow, twisting roads are more safe to ride on these days. The driver of the car has to pay attention to stay on the road. Wide, straight roads with good sightlines let drivers pay less attention to what's going on outside of the vehicle

"Hey, come back here! Recumbents can't climb!" - Heard on the 2009 CWC

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Re: 5 dead after truck hits group of bicyclists on Nevada highway

I agree with Phil about narrower roads - but seeing the number of tire tracks off the edge of roads and corresponding mud on many roads is daunting.  That's why ever more riders ride with front and rear daytime lights.

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Re: 5 dead after truck hits group of bicyclists on Nevada highway

An article about the driver of the truck that hit the cyclist.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/driver-truck … 39041.html

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