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CINCINNATI, OH (May 1, 2020) – Ohio’s stay-at-home order has residents homebound and schools closed through the rest of the school year. However, people are allowed to engage in outdoor activities, as long as proper social distancing is practiced.
This new reality finds individuals, children, parents and families dusting off bicycles and lacing up walking shoes to head outside for fresh air and exercise. It is important for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians to review proper safety tips and take necessary precautions to make these outdoor activities as safe as possible, according to AAA, Hamilton County Safe Communities Coalition and Tri-State Trails.
Nationally, there were 857 bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018, a more than six percent increase from the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“Spring is here and bicycles are back, more than ever, especially with schools closed and Ohio residents under stay at home orders,” says Jenifer Moore, AAA spokeswoman. “Outdoor exercise is permitted at this time, making bike riding an option for many while practicing proper social distancing. AAA urges all drivers out on essential errands and bicyclists to share the road responsibly and review basic safety tips to avoid injury.”
Tips for Essential Travel by Car:
Bike Safety Reminders
Everyone is a pedestrian at some point in the day. Unfortunately pedestrian fatalities remain high. In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, a three percent increase from the previous year and the most since 1990, according to NHTSA.
“More people take to the sidewalks and streets, we are all responsible for making safety a priority,” noted Moore. “Pedestrians and drivers alike should remain alert and be aware of each other’s movements on the roadways.”
Pedestrian Safety Reminders
AAA offers bicycle roadside assistance as part of its legendary service. Members do not need to do anything - the bicycle coverage is now automatically embedded into each current level of membership.
About AAA’s bicycle coverage:
AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 60 million members nationwide and nearly two and a half million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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