'Ride of Silence' Held to Raise Driver Awareness of Cyclists

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Folks in Gloucester Township took part in the "Ride of Silence" Wednesday night, May 17th, to raise awareness for cyclists on the roadways.

Debbie Kaighn, with the support of the Gloucester Township Police Department, led an estimated 100 people on a silent bike ride to honor those who have been killed or injured in bicycle accidents. Riders also placed flowers at a bicycle monument, which was created in honor of retired Roxbury Police Lt. Joseph Franklin, who died in a bicycle crash last year.

The Ride of Silence is a global movement that aims to raise drivers' awareness of cyclists and remind them to share the road.

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