Tag Archives: Bicycle Laws

Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers

Yet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … Continue reading

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Cyclist Drivers Running Interference For Cyclist Bikers

Driving is very different when you ride a bike in addition to driving a car. This dual identity allows you to see the road not only as a driver, but as a cyclist. Both perspectives often come into play, simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement And The Prevention Of Traffic Deaths

A few years ago, I had a run-in with a car while riding my bike. I was riding along the right-hand side of a main road when a car entering the road ran a stop sign and slammed into my … Continue reading

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Two Older Guys Riding Side-By-Side On A Narrow Suburban Road

  It may seem as if the title of this post says it all, but there is more to this story than meets the eye. We’ve all seen cyclists riding two or more abreast. Riding two abreast is legal in … Continue reading

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Must People Die For Existing Laws To Be Reevaluated?

Recently, I wrote about the senseless death of two cyclists who were on an annual group ride in New Hampshire. These cyclists were killed when an unlicensed driver took her eyes off the road, crossed into the opposing traffic lane … Continue reading

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Bending The Law To Fit One’s Desires

  Some of my posts generate interesting discussions in the comment sections. At times, readers misunderstand what I wrote. Other times they express a different opinion. In both cases, the ensuing discussions can raise issues that are deserving of further … Continue reading

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The True Meaning Of Bicycle Exceptions

  Traffic signs should be self-explanatory. Their text and symbols should be patently obvious. Interpretation should be out of the question — or so I thought until I stumbled upon a strange bicycle oriented sign bearing a message I’d never … Continue reading

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Waiting Is Part Of Sharing The Road

  All one has to do is drive in and around a major city to see that bicycling is taking off in America. Some places have more cyclists than others, and cities vary in how much they’ve invested in bicycling … Continue reading

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Road Paint Parading As Protection

  Since the mid-2000’s, sharrows — a chevron-and-bike logo painted on a road lane indicating that the lane must be shared by cars and bicycles — have become familiar markings on urban American roads. Unbeknownst to people other than activists … Continue reading

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A Hint of Justice

Justice is an elusive concept, fraught with emotion, intuition and idealism. It exemplifies all that is good in humankind, while in the face of evil, it represents a longing for who we want to be. Within the context of a … Continue reading

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