Scott Spearheads Organization of “Share the Road Summit”

Grand Junction -- Colorado State Senator Ray Scott announced today that he is joining forces with The Colorado State Patrol and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, among others, to organize a Share the Road Safety Summit in Fruita, CO on July 17th. The event, which is designed to spark on open discussion among stakeholders about how motorists and cyclists can more safely share the roads, comes in the wake of a number of tragic bicycle-auto collisions in Scott’s Western Slope district.

The summit is scheduled for 7 PM, July 17, at the Victory Life Church in Fruita, Colorado (2066 Highway 6 and 50). An updated list of participants will be announced as the event date nears.

"Lately we’ve seen a troubling uptick in the number of motorist-cyclist collisions, leading to terrible injuries and death, which sometimes resulted from bad behavior on both sides,” Scott said. “It’s my hope that we can help minimize these kinds of accidents and conflicts going forward, by better educating drivers and cyclists about how they can safely share the roads.”

"Everyone has a responsibility to understand and follow the rules of the road if motorists and cyclists are going to safely and happily coexist, and my hope is that this event will help lessen the likelihood of future tragedies by reducing confusion about what the rules are,” added Scott. “I encourage not just organized interest groups, but the general public to participate in this meeting, since we all share an interest in improving community safety.”

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