For the record, I am not a cyclist but I am an avid runner.
But, I came across one this morning. This guy blew a stop sign around a blind corner, taking a right turn at 20mph onto a major road during rushour. Guess who he scared the **** out of. He turned right into my lane of travel (rightmost). I couldn't slow down in time (blind corner) and couldn't swerve (car to my left, no shoulder to the right). I honked as I went by at his reckless behavior. At the next light, he decides to punch my car repeatedly and tried to rip my sideview mirror off, calling me a piece of **** because I "endangered" him.
Apparently, that guy's expectations are that cars swerve out of the way for him when he recklessly throws himself into traffic, violating a law in the process.
I would certainly hope that he wouldn't drive his car like that...why did he think it was ok for him for him to ride his bike like that?
I don't have a problem with cyclists running red lights, breaking benign traffic laws IF it is COMPLETELY safe to do so. This was clearly not the case, however. It irks me because this sort of entitlement among cyclists in Boston is no longer an anomaly and is quickly becoming the norm. This guy was so pugnacious that a person less than me would have grabbed that shiny new sand wedge in my backseat that I just bought and really made him feel endangered.