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How Can I Ride My Bicycle Safely at Night?

The Los Angeles Times recently ran a story about the Laemmle Charitable Foundation’s Operation Firefly, which is designed to educate cyclists on how to bicycle safely at night. Operation Firefly, which occurs annually from November to March, sets up pop up events at night throughout Los Angeles, where volunteers provide bike lights and information concerning nighttime bicycling safety to area cyclists. What Do I Need to Do to Ride My Bicycle Safely at Night? According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data gathered in 2013, 56 percent of fatal bicycle accidents in the US that year occurred sometime between 3 p.m. and 12 a.m. Honestly, it is just logic. The fact is that cyclists sometimes escape a driver’s view when it is daylight outside, so it is natural that once it is dark, it would become even more difficult for drivers to see cyclists. Therefore, for their own safety, cyclists…
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