Monument puts in new biker safety signs

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- The view on the Colorado National Monument can be, well, distracting.

"It's the most beautiful thing," said Victoria Walsh from Buffalo, New York.

And for bikers, that means drivers not paying as much attention as they should be.

"It's distracting enough with the beauty that surrounds us, they (drivers) could miss a cyclist and it's important for them to be paying attention to what's in front of them," Richard Holt from Rapid City, South Dakota.

That's why Montana State approached the Monument about implementing warning signs that flash when a biker is up ahead.

They're all part of a research project that will monitor things like whether or not cars slow down and will track the number of bikes that head up that road.

For the Monument, it's all in the name of safety.

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