For area children, the school year is coming to a close and the warmer weather is calling them outdoors. Many Massachusetts youths are taking to their bicycles to get to and from school, and while some can stick to side streets and paths to find their routes, others must travel on busy roadways in order to get from home to school.
Due to a variety of reasons, such as high gas prices, many Bostonians are trading in their cars for bicycles. In addition to saving money, cycling =is a great way to get exercise and minimize one's carbon footprint. However, cyclists must be careful on city streets. Many Boston drivers are unaware of the rules of the road when it comes to interacting with bicyclists, which can result in accidents that lead to a traumatic brain injury or worse for the rider.