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Cyclist deaths on the rise

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AAA is urging caution for motorists and cyclists on the road. AAA is urging caution for motorists and cyclists on the road.

AAA is urging caution for motorists and cyclists on the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatalities of bicycle riders is on the rise. In Ohio in 2016, 18 deaths occurred of Ohio cyclists and last year 19 deaths occurred. AAA advises motorists to watch out for cyclists as they are considered a vehicle. They are advised not to honk at a cyclist as it could cause them to swerve off road or into traffic. One reason given for the possible rise in fatalities is more people are getting on their bikes.

Kent Fultz of Crankers Cycling thinks people are getting the message of the three feet law.

Fultz said many cyclists will be out soon for the Crankers Critical Mass event.

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