This thread, perhaps even a sticky if it becomes popular, is to discuss cycling advocacy and safety issues that concern all cyclists, while barring the promotion, defining or debating of the brand called Vehicular Cycling™ (VC™). While a specific viewpoint, tactic, technique or theory that might be considered by some to be VC™ can be discussed, any discussion of the brand itself is strictly prohibited - there are plenty of other threads for those.
To begin the discussion: Do you believe that cyclists should obey traffic laws? My own opinion is that we should obey the laws as long as doing so does not put us in danger. I think we are perceived by too many non-cyclists as arrogant law-breakers and if we expect drivers to obey the laws, not to mention respecting our right to the road, we must lead by example and obey the laws ourselves. That said, I also believe that some laws can be bent, if not broken.
Edit: and of course humor is ALWAYS welcome!