Chicago Tribune Letter from LIB
The following letter to the editor appeared in the August 7, 2006 edition of
the Chicago Tribune:
Safe use of the road
Tis the high season for drivers and cyclists to trade their horrific stories
about each other not doing right on the road. The discussion needs to move
beyond who can come up with the most and worst anecdotal indictments.
Yes, there are good and bad drivers and cyclists. But simply stated, driving
a car or riding a bicycle does not give anyone any more or fewer rights than
others on the road.
Each driver and cyclist has the power to control his or her own road
behavior and should. The thought that drivers and cyclists can control
othersą behavior through intimidation, threats and arguing doesnąt work.
What does work is individuals taking responsibility for their own safety and
the safety of others at all times.
League of Illinois Bicyclists