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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 2 years ago

Please: No phoning while bicycling

The no-texting rule should also apply to bicycles.
by: Guest Writer

Dear Editor:

As a 66-year-old walker on John Anderson Drive in Ormond-by-the-Sea, I had enjoyed daily four-mile walks for fun and health until Aug. 5th.  A young, male speed-bicyclist (probably going over 25 mph) hit me from behind when he crossed the centerline, while looking at his i-Phone. I landed on his bike with a broken jaw and numerous bruises.

Please, Please Bicyclists, don't ride and use your phones at the same time. The next time could be fatal for both of us.

I appreciate the new no-texting laws for cars, but we need to ensure that bicyclists also follow the rules!

Ann R. Kashmer


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