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Active Transportation Alliance Gives Away Free Headlights

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 15, 2010 6:20PM

With Daylight Savings time now in effect, it's getting darker sooner day by day. Chicago is a town that's easy to travel by bicycle, but it's the law to have a headlight and a rear reflector so that you'll be seen at night. We practice what we preach and use lights. It makes it easier to spot road hazards and keeps drivers honest.

The Active Transportation Alliance has given away 500 bike lights so far this year. The ATA has noted that 20 percent of bike crashes locally occur during times of reduced visibility.