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Old 06-27-08, 12:28 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Dave Moulton View Post
The POB article is not about elitism, it is about safety. It is also about obeying the rules of the road. The biggest complaint that drivers of automobiles levy against us is that we run red lights and stop signs, ride the wrong way one-way streets, etc. etc. ...
That is how I read it, as well.

The one time I was struck by a motor vehicle, I was cycling lawfully, and the motorist violated my right-of-way and readily admitted guilt, with the default "I didn't see him" cover story. The experience has put me at odds with the folks who say we should focus strictly on improving cyclist/POB behavior (which, of course we should), without getting "distracted" by trying to make motorists more accountable for their actions or trying to make traffic engineers more bicycle- and pedestrian-conscious. As in many other social situations, we need a multi-pronged approach.
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