I'm not trying to kick a dead horse in this forum, just want some opinions on a thought that occured to me. The more I ride, the safer I feel on the road. Granted there are certain roads I try to avoid (for the sake of not inconveniencing a whole traffic system, and to avoid danger).
However, I'm wondering if EVERYONE should be allowed on the road? Obviously drivers need a state issued license to operate a vehicle on the roads, but should the same be necessary for cyclists? I'm comfortable with the idea of a licensed driver (or at least a legally-aged cyclist) on the road, but I must admit I don't like the idea of a minor operating any type of transportation on the road. I've seen kids who looked as young as their early pre-teens trying to ride their bmx bikes in the middle of a busy highway. So my question is if the roads should be open to all, or only a certain age group?