Tag Archives: Traffic Laws

Epidemics Should Never Include Hit And Run Crashes

When most people hear the word “epidemic,” they think of disease. Famous epidemics include diseases such as Bubonic Plague, malaria, smallpox, cholera, and  typhus. Some of these epidemics have been seen in a specific area, that is, a country or … Continue reading

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Hit-And-Run Text Alerts: Justice Or Jeopardy?

Hit-and-run cases are some of the most frustrating incidents found on the roads. When two cars crash or a car and a cyclist crash, and both parties stay at the scene, injuries can be tended to and the details of … Continue reading

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Sidelining Bicycles

Once the calendar passes the month of January, I begin to think about the spring and how nice it will be to ride my bike without the hassle of contending with snow and frigid temperatures. This longing for spring encourages … Continue reading

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When A Model Cycling City’s Credibility Is Challenged The Shock Is Felt Around The World

News can be virtually silent. It can remain unheard, unread and unnoticed. If the news remains unuttered, nothing will change because no one will know about it. Nonetheless, it can sow the seeds of new opinions since someone found it … 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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Signs And Lines

  Increasingly, towns have been adding signs and lines designed to allow bicyclists to trigger traffic lights. Whether the signs are well placed and easy to view varies from one location to another. Even so, the sign’s images usually attract … 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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Traffic Cameras: Proof And Privacy

  When I was a kid, I became interested in photography. At that time (not as long ago as it seems), photographs were associated with cameras, not cell phones, iPads or assorted other electronic devices. Photographs were something special. Not … Continue reading

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