Make bicycling safer for everyone.
Put the phone down and keep your eyes on the road.
UPDATE: We’re putting together a state wide tour to meet with bike shops, cycling clubs, municipal bike coordinators, EMTs, police and fire departments, local tourism boards, colleges, universities and outdoor related businesses to build the support we need to pass a distracted driving bill in this next legislative session. Contact your state legislators and demand they pass a hands-free distracted driving bill. One more life lost is one too many.
RIDING A BIKE
Riding a bike makes you uniquely qualified to put an end to distracted driving. All you need to do is share your love for that experience with your state legislators and insist that they pass our hands-free distracted driving bill.
DISTRACTED DRIVING IS EPIDEMIC
Every day there are 40 distracted driving crashes in Colorado. That’s one every 36 minutes. For bicyclists, the evidence is alarming. From 1986 to 2009 research showed an average of 31 bicycle fatalities a year due to rear end crashes. By 2012 that figure had grown, by over 600 percent, to 220 bicycle fatalities. Those fatalities continue to grow.
Bike Blue is dedicated to creating a safer road environment. Our mission is to promote safer bicycling through educational programs and legislative initiatives that will make our roads safer for all road-users.
We are building a coalition of bicyclists and industry partners who understand the necessity for making our roadways safer. As bicyclists, we need to stand together and be the driving force behind distracted driving reform. A strong hands-free distracted driving law will benefit every person who walks, drives, or rides on our streets.
YOUR VOICE COUNTS
In 2015, the League of American Bicyclists announced that 104 million people got on a bike the previous year. In the Spring of 2016, over 66 million of us rode a bicycle. AARP, the most powerful civic group in the United States, has a little over 37 million members. Nationally we are the nearly twice the size of AARP. In Colorado we are 2.3 million strong. We have tremendous political muscle and NOW is our time to use it.
- Take a look at the 2019 Hands-Free Distracted Driving Bill (SB19-012).
- Find your legislators. Enter your address in the search box on the map to find the phone number and email address for your legislators.
- Share your love of biking with your legislators and ask them to make our roads safer for all road users by passing Senate Bill 19-012.