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RENO, Nev. (News 4) —
There was a fatal crash involving a bicyclist after road rules were left to disregard, and with warmer days in the near future, more and more people are choosing to swap their cars for their bicycles.
Reno police say they respond to bicycle vs. vehicle crashes at least once a month. They urge bicyclist and motorists to read up on the laws in order to protect themselves and those around them.
The manager of Reno Bike Project, Kurstin Graham, says the Biggest Little City is a great place to ride your bike but always be defensive.
"For a lot of people the reason not to ride is that feeling of bicycle safety, so anything you can do to increase your visibility, anything you can do to protect yourself on your bike, wear a helmet, wearing bright clothing, having a bike light on your bike even during the daytime," said Graham.
Currently in the city of Reno there are no requirements for people to wear helmets while on a bicycle.