Anyone walking, running or cycling is no match for a 4,000 pound car. And that is one of the main motivations behind Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia. We know that distracted drivers are one of the biggest dangers to bicyclists and pedestrians. So we encourage drivers to drive with their eyes forward and their phones down. We strongly encourage motorists to look for anyone using the road and share the road, co-exist. Bicyclists and those who run and walk also have an important role to play. First, know the law. Ride with traffic and obey all the Virginia laws. When you walk or run, do that AGAINST traffic so you can see the cars coming toward you. Make safety a priority, wear lights and reflective clothing, wear a helmet. All road users should be visible, avoid distractions and share the road. Remember, visibility equals safety.