From the Head, into the Heart, onto the Road. Permian Basin STEPS Network Meeting 5-14-2019 John Floyd Ride of Silence Organizer
Objectives Put a pebble in your shoes Impart credible, verifiable information (Head) Instill empathy (Heart) Share action steps (Hands) Share resources (Health)
For Clearer Thinking Getting it into the head
Bicycle Traffic Laws • Taken directly from Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Driver Handbook Chapter 13 pages 65-66 revised September 2017 • http://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-7.pdf • A bicycle is a vehicle. Any person riding a bicycle has the same rights and responsibilities that apply to a driver operating a vehicle unless these cannot, by their nature, apply to a person operating a bicycle. • Any person who operates a bicycle is subject to the same penalties for violating a traffic law as a person operating a motor vehicle.
Bicycle Traffic Laws • Taken directly from Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Driver Handbook Chapter 13 pages 65-66 revised September 2017 • All traffic convictions will be placed on the individual’s driver record, regardless if the conviction was for an offense committed on a bicycle or in a motor vehicle. • Generally, bikes are entitled to all rights and obligated to all duties of the road that apply to a motor vehicle.Tex. Transp. Code § 551.101, see also Tex. Transp. Code, Title 7, Subtitle C. Rules of the Road, Chapters 541 - 600.
Bicycle Traffic Laws Unless a specific statutory right or duty is altered by Tex. Transp. Code Chapter 551, or a right or duty applicable to a driver cannot by its nature apply to a person operating a bicycle the same laws that apply to an operator of a motor vehicle apply to a person operating a bicycle. A person operating a bicycle, if moving slower than traffic, shall ride as near aspracticableto the right curb or edge of the roadway. Tex. Transp. Code § 551.103.By definition, roadway does not include the shoulder of the roadway. Tex. Transp. Code § 541.302.
When is it allowable for a cyclist to "take the lane“ • Tex. Transp. Code § 551.103.: A person operating a bicycle on a roadway who is moving slower than the other traffic on the roadway shall ride as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway. Under the following conditions bicyclists may take the full lane of travel: • The person is passing another vehicle moving in the same direction • The person is preparing to turn left at an intersection or onto a private road or driveway
When is it allowable for a cyclist to "take the lane" When there are unsafe conditions on the roadway, including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals or surface hazards that prevents the person from safely riding next to the curb or edge of the roadway The lane is of substandard width (less than 14 feet wide and not having a designated bicycle lane adjacent to that lane) making if unsafe for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to safely travel side by side. Tex. Transp. Code § 551.103.
When is it allowable for a cyclist to "take the lane“? When on a one-way street, a bicyclist can ride to the far left instead of the far right. Additionally, persons operating bicycles on a roadway may ride two abreast. Persons riding two abreast on a laned roadway shall ride in a single lane. Persons riding two abreast may not impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic on the roadway. Also note, bicyclists can't make passage of traffic "unreasonably inconvenient". Tex. Penal Code § 42.03.
For Greater Loyalty Taking it into the Heart
George Hoffman • Husband • Dad • Handball Player • May 26, 1985 • 191 Service Road
David Werner • Son • Brother • May 26, 1985 • 191 Service Road
Yldefonso Gonzalez • Married for 19 years to Francis • Angelo 18; Adina Lea 15 • Engineer with Exxon • October 25, 1993
R. Eugene Goudeau • Husband • Missionary • September 14, 1995 • 191 Service Road
Marlana Fowler • September 1997 • 191 Service Road
Bobby Jack Baker • Veteran • Uncle • Brother • Cousin • August 29, 2007 I-20, Midland, TX
Johnny Carlos Newton • Married to Judy 28 years • Father to Allison, Lori and Jeremy • FracTech Services West Texas Marketing and Sales Manager • Football player, gentle giant, kind, thoughtful, great mentor and friend • Dog lover • Tuesday April 8, 2008
Jose Baldera • Joe • Enjoyed visiting friends over coffee at McDonalds • Journeyman Carpenter & Shade Tree Mechanic • Picked up aluminum cans • Remembered for his smile and wave
Truman Solomon • Retired from Texaco Oil and Gas in Odessa • Volunteered with the MCH auxiliary • Married to Dolores; Two daughters Delaine and Wesley Rose • June 11, 2010
Rene Joseph Ulmschneider • Husband to Emily and Father to Kiri and Bryne • Geologist in Midland since 1978 • He loved spending time swimming, hiking, camping, and traveling with his family. • July 20, 2012
Justin Colt Southerland • Outdoorsman who loved to snowboard, ski, and fish in Colorado • Pump Technician with Ledford Pump Service • Noted for his generosity and compassion
Camron Stotts • A former VP of Operations in the oil and gas industry • Food is Medicine • Co-founded Restoration Farm with wife Jami • Father of four
Mike Mestas • Married to Rooney for 20 years • Father of two daughters, Lola and Mary • Geosteering Specialist with Cimarex Energy Co • Music lover
Brandey Ackerman • Wife to Chris • Mother of three: Peyton, Hudson, and Ellison • Pediatrician • June 7, 2018
There, but for the grace of God, goes …. Carl Murdock Jay Kelly Scott Anderson Fidel Rubalcada Myranda Williams Jason Haislip John Floyd
For Larger Service Getting it onto the Road
What do We need to do Keep in mind that Weare all people who just want to make it home; Remember that We share the privilege of using the Same Road; We follow the Same Rules while using the road; We assume the Same Responsibilities;
What do We need to do We Extend Mutual Courtesy and Respect; We Drive and / or Ride Defensively; We Drive Kind, Ride Kind.
Resources Texas Driver Handbook: http://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-7.pdf Texas Transportation Code: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/SDocs/TRANSPORTATIONCODE.pdf National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course https://www.nsc.org/safety-training/defensive-driving
Resources League of American Bicyclists https://www.bikeleague.org/ Bike Texas http://www.biketexas.org/ Drive Kind, Ride Kind http://drivekindridekind.org/ Ride of Silence http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
Contact Information John Floyd Public Health Preparedness Coordinator Midland Health & Senior Services 3303 W. Illinois Midland, TX 79701 P: 432-681-7648 F:432-699-6290 C: 432-413-4785