Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD +/- ~100 miles
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Does it make ANY sense to only tell bicyclists that they are allowed to take the lane and then tell motorists that it is illegal for bicyclists to take the lane (strongly implied in that Driver's Manual and the driver's manuals are supposed to be understood at the sixth grade reading level so any argument to the contrary violates that grade level of comprehension.)
A few years back I witnessed a motorist going the wrong way on a one way street while most of the motorists just avoided the driver some honked, some cursed through open windows and one tried to block the wrong way drivers progress and in so doing created a more hazardous situation. What I witnessed strongly impressed me as the same thing we experience, if people think you are doing something wrong a certain percentage will take it upon themselves and attempt to enforce the law and in so doing (especially for us) create a more hazardous situation. Therefore I will strongly assert that it is imperative that motorist understand that they should expect us in the travel way so they don't attempt to enforce their limited understanding of the law on us.
Last edited by The Human Car; 05-22-08 at 01:40 AM.