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Vehicle-Vs-Bike Crashes Jump 24.5%

Item: Number of bicyclists hit by vehicles in Idaho jumps 24.5 percent in four years/Brad Guire, Twin Falls Times-News

More Info: According to the Idaho Transportation Department Office of Highway Safety’s 2010 report, the number of crashes with serious injuries has risen in a five-year period. From 2006 to 2010, the amount of pedestrians sustaining serious injuries is up 1.7 percent. For bicyclists, the same figure has spiraled by 24.5 percent.

Question: Have you had a close call with a motorist while riding a bicycle? Please describe.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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