TUCSON – Hundreds of cyclists gathered at Reid Park for the annual Ride of Silence, on Wednesday.
The ten-mile ride paid tribute to those who were killed or seriously injured while cycling on local roads.
The ride encouraged motorists and cyclists to share the road and promoted safe driving habits.
“A moment distraction can be a lifetime of regret,” said Brendan Lyons from Look! Save a Life. “Put that phone down, pay attention to the road. Don’t just pay attention to cyclists. Pay attention to everybody. Look, it might just save somebody’s life.”
In April, Governor Doug Ducey, (R) Ariz., singed a new law prohibiting the use of a cell phone behind the wheel.