Organizations collaborate to promote bike safety

Safety was the message during a bicycling event on Wednesday.

Honolulu police and officials from The Queen’s Medical Center organized a safety event on the King Street protected bike lane.

Their message was to everyone who uses the roads, drivers, pedestrians, but especially bicyclists who may not be aware of the rules

“Most of the people we are encountering here are completely unaware that there are any sort of bike light laws or any sort of helmet laws. So the best thing that we are doing today is we are educating people and empowering them by giving them the right equipment,” said The Queen’s Medical Center trauma injury prevention and outreach coordinator Cora Speck.

Officials say the best thing bicyclists can do to stay safe is to wear bright reflective clothing, and to make sure their bike lights are on.

The Hawaii Bicycling League also participated in the event.

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