Many Iowans Admit To Not Knowing The Bicycling Laws

bike_3Northwest Iowa — Spring is here, and while the weather is still far from being springlike, soon, northwest Iowans will be zipping around on their bicycles.

A new survey finds many people who enjoy pedaling their two-wheelers could use a refresher course in cycling laws. Gail Weinholzer, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says the results were something of a surprise.

Studies find that wearing a bicycle helmet can prevent 85-percent of all traumatic brain injuries in cycling accidents, but many people don’t bother to buckle one on.

Before pumping up the tires and heading out on the trail for the first time, she suggests cycling enthusiasts review the safety recommendations and familiarize themselves with the laws.

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