Cycling safety


I am a cyclist who rides the golf cart paths in the villages in the pre-dawn, dawn hours of the morning. I have several suggestions for people who use these paths.

WALKERS — Wear a LIGHT and LIGHT CLOTHES. Golf carts and cyclists CAN’T see you if a golf cart’s headlights are coming at them. Walk single file when a vehicle is coming towards you. Yes, you WALK against traffic.

GOLF CARTS — On the narrow one way paths, there isn’t room for you to pass a bicycle safely. Be patient and give him/her a minute to clear that area and move over.

Also DO NOT go between walkers and bicyclists on the path. I have almost been hit twice. You do NOT have the right of way in that situation.

CYCLISTS — Be courteous. Move over when it is safe to do so. Stay to the right when you are being passed. And yes, you ride WITH traffic. These suggestions may save a life.

Sharon Batt, The Villages, FL.


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment