Cyclist killed in Caledon

Brampton, September 11 (CINEWS): Harjinder Singh Braich, a 62-year-old cyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Caledon just before 6 am on Tuesday morning, according to the OPP.
The crash happened on Innis Lake Road between Castlederg Sideroad and King Street in Caledon, according to the OPP.Cyclist-Awareness-Sign-from-BicycleSigns
The investigation is ongoing.
Unlike a few weeks ago, it is still dark at 6 am and many accidents could be averted by following a few safety tips.
-Wear bright clothing: A jacket with neon on it would work. Something reflective that could be seen by motorists could mean the difference between life and death.
-Get a headlight. If you’re riding at night, you absolutely should be using a front headlight. It’s required by law, anyway. Even for daytime riding, a bright white light that has a flashing mode can make you more visible to motorists who might otherwise Right Cross you.
-Wave. If you can’t make eye contact with the driver, wave your arm. It’s easier for them to see your arm going left and right than it is for them to see a bicycle coming straight towards them. You could also use a loud horn (like the Air Zound) to get drivers’ attention.
-Slow down. If you can’t make eye contact with the driver (especially at night), slow down so much that you’re able to completely stop if you have to.

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