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 Post subject: Please STOP talking/texting & driving!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:40 am 
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Just got a call from Lisa telling me that the cyclist killed on Saturday West of Lethbridge on Hwy 3 was a friend from the local Tri community. The report in the Lethbridge Herald stated that road and weather conditions were clear and dry at the time of the incident, initial reports are that the driver was on their cell phone at the time... FFS, it's a 4 lane divided highway with the standard "Alberta" wide paved shoulders, it's not like they were on a narrow 2 lane road with poor sightlines and no shoulder!!! Since I was forced to stop riding in 2006 I can't believe how much more dangerous it has become for cyclists with the use of smart phones by dumb people...

Sherry and another rider were on a training ride and was preparing to compete in the "Escape from Alcatraz" triathlon next weekend. She was the same age as us, lots of pics with her grand kids on her FB page... I should say more but I feel sick.

If you still use your phone sans handsfree, or know someone who does PLEASE STOP and tell them to as well!!! Maybe our new gov't will do something about this total disregard for safety which is reaching epidemic proportions, the time for a cash fine only for distracted driving needs to end!! If you're in the mood write your new MLA and tell them this needs to change.

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 Post subject: Re: Please STOP talking/texting & driving!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:12 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Sorry to hear that, Jim. It's a pretty terrible thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Please STOP talking/texting & driving!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:12 am 
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Thanks Matt, yes so senseless...

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 Post subject: Re: Please STOP talking/texting & driving!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:30 pm 
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So have found out that the driver, a 22 year old woman, was in fact texting when the collision occurred. She is currently in the Pysch ward at LRH... The other woman riding with Sherry who was not injured is also severely traumatized. In a split second numerous lives are changed forever...

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