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posted: 8/23/2014 1:01 AM

Require bicycles to have horns

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This comment is in response to the article, 'Bicyclists vs. bucolic suburb'. It is about time that someone addressed this issue.

One aspect of this issue that isn't mentioned in this article is sorely lacking: the lack of horns on any bicycles to announce their arrival.

Modern bicycles are deadly silent. They can be only a few feet behind you as you walk along a road, and yet you can't hear them coming.

I even went to a bike shop and told them about the problem. The owner just dismissed the issue by saying no one would purchase a horn or bell, so they don't even sell them.

Many times either I or my dog have almost been hit by these "silent killers." Perhaps if Lake County passed a law requiring horns on all the bikes, the riders and bike shop owners will wake up.

Let's do something about this.

Larry Boisen

Lake Zurich