Drivers and riders need to respect each other

Dear Editor:

As a long-time car driver I would ask that we remember, bikes are road vehicles too. They are much smaller and slower than others on the road, making their drivers vulnerable to injury in any collision. In my perfect world bikes and cars would treat each other with respect and yield to each other, adjusting speed to keeping a safe distance from each other as we manoeuvre the roads together.  Also, as the brother of a casualty in a car-bike collision, please remember to look in the rear and side mirror before opening our doors.

I wish us all happy and safe traveling together.

Ken Jones
Revelstoke, BC