According to the Denver Police and the Westword accidents with cyclists for 2012 has already surpassed that of 2010 with 228 as of July 8. What's going on? Some will say this is to be expected, as we see more cyclists take to the street statistically we will see more accidents. Others are complaining that drivers just don't "get it" in how to co-exist on a road made for both users.
But cyclists are providing their share of blame, according to the Westword
On one side of the debate, some are concerned that cyclists carelessly and regularly break laws -- running through stop signs, ignoring red lights -- and put others and themselves in danger in the process. On the other side, some cyclists say drivers are uneducated about cycling and do a bad job of sharing the road with bikers -- as they are legally required to do.
"Sadly, I think it is common to talk to bicyclists that have a story about having a crash with an automobile," says van Heuven. "It's also common to hear people talking about...an incident with a person on a bike that is not following the law."
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The Denver Police have also stepped up their part by handing out more tickets to cyclists to help curb the ignorant choices made by many.