Even though Boa Pistol-Boesch has been hit by cars seven times through the span of four years, she still continues to bike every day.
Boesch is a young woman who bikes every day through treacherous traffic to get to Daniel Pearl Magnet High. Boa has been biking everyday to and from school for four years. Even after experiencing countless accidents while on the streets, she still wakes up every morning at 6 a.m in order to bike to DPMHS on time.
“Its a good exercise and cheap because I don’t have to pay for gas,” Boesch said while examining her bike.
Even though Boa has been hit by cars seven times in the span of four years, she still continues to bike every day. When she is running late she is forced to bike faster causing her to be more reckless. Her friends worry about her safety constantly and always urge her to be careful.
“Considering that Boa has been involved in various crashes throughout the school year due to other reckless drivers and pedestrians I often worry for her safety,” senior Vanessa Fano said.
Boesch still continues to bike everyday but now takes more safety precautions for biking.
“I suggest new cyclists use helmets because it saved my life countless times,” Boesch said.
Biking laws in California aren’t as enforced as other states which causes most drivers to disregard traffic laws concerning cyclists. It is very dangerous to bike on the street and often times most cyclists get hit by cars due to drivers being unaware of their surroundings.
If people would make the effort to look for cyclists and respect the biking laws then peoples lives like Boesch would be safer.
“The laws are fine but they aren’t followed and that is where the problem is,” Boesch said.