Most cops who have hassled me or who I have just had a conversation with just don't seem to know the bicycle laws. They don't know that we can take the lane, they don't know that you can't ride the opposite way of traffic, they just don't seem to know much. And this sucks when crap happens and the cops are involved because they automatically take the driver's side because they have no idea we have the same rights as the motorists. I'm thinking we should start our advocacy by having a meeting with the police departments in our areas so they know what the laws are. I know it is their job to know those laws, but it's the skweaky wheel that gets the oil. Good idea?