Lisa Hollister - Bike Safety

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Warm weather brings bicyclist out on the road. Both bike riders and car drivers need to take preventitive measures to alleviate bike accidents. Lisa Hollister, Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Parkview Trauma Centers, tells listeners that the number one safety tip for bike riders is to wear a properly fitted bike helmet. It is also important to make sure bicyclists are visable to traffic. Wearing bright colored clothing and making sure bikes have reflective lighting is essential. 

Car drivers and motorcyclist need to make sure they are at least 3 feet from bicycle riders. When passing a bike on the road, car drivers need to make sure they move to an outside lane. Never pass a bicyclist in the same lane. 

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