Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office shares bike safety tips

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TAZEWELL, VA (WVNS) — Following the death of a cyclist Monday night, the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people the dangers of sharing the road.

With warm weather finally here in the two Virginia’s, cyclists are hitting the streets. But cyclists and full size vehicles are no match for each other. Major Harold Heatley said there are several ways to make cyclists easier to see.

“Keep your visibility, don’t try to ride side by side and things like that. Wear reflective clothing, especially for a bicyclist,” said Heatley.

Heatley said even with reflective gear and lights, cycling at night is not recommended. He said more fatalities come from riders being struck and killed while riding at night.

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