Did you happen to see the Channel 7 News the other day?
Have you seen the new signs warning drivers not to pass on blind curves?
Here’s the story of how that all came about.
Time and again, vehicles crossed the single broken yellow line into the other lane where the driver did not have a clear view ahead. It’s the cyclist who always pays the price. Twenty-five percent of those crashes were a bike-versus-car collision. Most were solo bicycle collisions, and sometimes it’s a cyclist speeding and losing control. But veteran cyclists tell me another major cause is bikes having to swerve to avoid cars that have crossed head-on into their lane.
As for stats and data they compared us (Mt D) with Mt Tam over the same 4 year period and one thing stood out dramatically:
The results of their records search were stunning. Mount Tam had twice as many visitors, but just 28 collisions in those four years when Mount Diablo had 116.
What do you think? Will a double yellow really solve the problem?