Meeting held to raise awareness about bicycle safety
Posted at: 08/30/2012 11:57 PM
A meeting was held on Thursday night in Fairport, to spread the word about bicycle safety, following the death of a Fairport High School teacher last month.
Heather Boyum was killed while riding her bicycle when she was hit by a motorcycle and then a car. Neither driver had a valid license.
Police say the driver of the car had been drinking.
Tonight's meeting was designed to bring the community together and teach them the importance of sharing the road with bicyclists, so tragedies can be avoided.
Heather Boyum's husband spoke at the meeting, saying, "My wife wasn't doing anything wrong, but at the same time, raising awareness can't hurt," he continues, "...it makes people think every time I see a cyclist, that okay I need to move over or I need to think about what this guy may or may not be doing on this side of the road. Just generally making people aware."
Heather Boyum was a mother of two; she was laid to rest on August 2, 2012.