Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has joined in a road safety campaign to educate road users about bicycle safety.
She said the pandemic had seen more and more people jumping on bikes to safely socially distance, exercise and travel cheaply.
Joining with Bicycle NSW to launch the Safety on Spokes campaign, Ms Tesch said it would “help educate all road users about bike safety including safe passing, heavy vehicle safety, road rules, safety tips, and door zone bike lanes”.
Ms Tesch said she knew first-hand the perils of bicycle riding and the importance of bicycle safety.
“My life changed forever when I fell from my mountain bike when I was 19 years old.”
The accident left her a partial paraplegic.
“While I wouldn’t change anything, it has been a very challenging journey.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is for all road users to practice bicycle safety.
“One mistake can impact the rest of someone’s life.
“Whether we’re driving, walking or riding on the road, no one wants to be involved in an accident, and this campaign is a great reminder of the safety precautions we all need to take,” said Ms Tesch.
Media release, 28 Oct 2020
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford