May 31st, 2012
RESPECT — GIVE IT TO GET ITUncategorized, by Catherine Higgins.
The 2012 ‘Road Respect, Cars and Bikes Rules to Live By’ tour will kick off on Sunday, June 3.
Join the Department of Public Safety, UDOT and Bike Utah as a group of 30 experienced cyclists get ready to ride 518 miles in six days to spread an important safety message: Respect is a two-way street. When you give respect, you get respect. And that message is especially true on Utah’s roads where drivers and cyclists meet in potentially life-threatening situations thousands of times a day.
WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m.
WHERE: 250 South, 600 West, at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, also known as UTA’s Central Station, in the circle.
The ‘Road Respect, Cars and Bikes Rules to Live By’ program is a grassroots safety campaign that aims to educate drivers and cyclists about the rules of the road and encourage mutual respect so that everyone gets home safely. This event will be the first of many throughout the state. Touring cyclists will be joined by Shelby Cobra replica cars along the way. And, some of the events feature mini car shows.
‘Road Respect’ cyclists are touring the state and seeking to be a positive influence on people who ride and drive. Cyclists on the tour serve as a ‘moving billboard’ that demonstrates how to follow the Rules of the Road.
The Road Respect message is being heard in Utah. Last year, a statewide survey shows that 43% of respondents were aware of the Road Respect program and of those respondents, 96% were aware of the Road Respect message.
Speakers at the event will include:
- Matt Sibul, Chief Planning Officer, Utah Transit Authority
- Colonel Daniel Fuhr, Superintendent, Utah Highway Patrol
- Carlos Braceras, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Transportation
- Scott Lyttle, Executive Director, Bike Utah
For more information about the tour, visit the Road Respect website or contact Keri Gibson at 801 243-7571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.