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    http://www.538.nl acidfast7's Avatar
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    To those supporting the 3-foot rule, have you considered something like this...

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    Unless you have a lot of... ummmm... "advertising space" back there, I can picture motorists trying to get closer to see what your ass is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Unless you have a lot of... ummmm... "advertising space" back there, I can picture motorists trying to get closer to see what your ass is saying.
    this guy is in great shape ... so he doesn't have a lot of space and it seems to work for him.
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    Sometimes the car drivers won't see the cyclist at all so I don't think this will make any difference.
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    Nothing like urging motorists to abide by the three-foot rule by making them drive closer to me to read the statement on my a$$

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    If anyone has driven by those miniscule yard sale signs posted on light poles or whatever, can attest that being able to read that message while at speed is pretty much a wasted effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    1.5 meters is almost FIVE feet.
    But no, I wouldn't wear those dorky shorts.
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    3 ft is no where near enough. I'm in favor of 6 ft minimum.

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    Very dumb.I would never wear that.

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    a lot of commuters here care what they look like

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    A lot of the jerseys in the US take this form:

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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    A lot of the jerseys in the US take this form:

    that's quite good.

    we should do a study with and without the jersey and measure the mean/STD of the distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    A lot of the jerseys in the US take this form:

    How is it even possible to enforce such law ??.. Who enforces this law ??.. Do you think that cops purpously follow all cyclists and make sure that all drivers are giving all cyclist a 3 foot distance when passing ??..What about downtown areas of large cities where cars and cyclist have no choice but to mingle together just inches apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    that's quite good.

    we should do a study with and without the jersey and measure the mean/STD of the distance.
    I didn't stick with the flag thread for very long, but I'm hoping that "Three feet? I suppose I can do that" continues to be the response from drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    How is it even possible to enforce such law ??.. Who enforces this law ??.. Do you think that cops purpously follow all cyclists and make sure that all drivers are giving all cyclist a 3 foot distance when passing ??..What about downtown areas of large cities where cars and cyclist have no choice but to mingle together just inches apart.
    It seems like the only way the law serves much purpose is if a motorist does hit a cyclist and isn't able to claim the cyclist wobbled and went under the wheels, unless they expect a jury to believe a cyclist wobbled enough to swerve three feet or more across the road so fast the driver had no chance to brake.
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    Had a couple of close calls on my way back home this afternoon. One was by a Casino shuttle bus. The space between the coach and me was something like one foot rather than 3. Sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    How is it even possible to enforce such law ??.. Who enforces this law ??.. Do you think that cops purpously follow all cyclists and make sure that all drivers are giving all cyclist a 3 foot distance when passing ??..What about downtown areas of large cities where cars and cyclist have no choice but to mingle together just inches apart.
    If "not getting caught" was the only reason people had for following laws, it would be nearly impossible to enforce any of them.
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    3 feet law does absolutely nothing but provide an avenue for punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    How is it even possible to enforce such law ??.. Who enforces this law ??.. Do you think that cops purpously follow all cyclists and make sure that all drivers are giving all cyclist a 3 foot distance when passing ??..What about downtown areas of large cities where cars and cyclist have no choice but to mingle together just inches apart.
    Why yes. Yes they do enforce it.
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    I personally think all this is a waste of time, those that WILL give you room probably already so, those that are a$$holes and won't don't care and reminding them of the fact may, as previously pointed out, just piss them off. people in cars have the idea that since the are wrapped in an envelope of steel they are invulnerable and have the "right" to do as they please. No "advertising" or even the law itself can provide any real protection and I'm afraid a shirt or shorts with text will do little if anything to change that. The laws (when a ate has them) are to provide an avenue of punishment when and if they are enforced and an infraction can be proven, that is IF the LEOs WILL enforce it or even bother to write up a citation.

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    1'5m is one foot, five meters. That's almost 17 1/2 feet!

    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Metric system confuses 'Mericans..


    Evidence :
    1'5m is one foot, five meters. That's almost 17 1/2 feet!
    just using a ' instead of a , messes them up

    Often Europe uses a , instead of a . to indicate a decimal fraction ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    a lot of commuters here care what they look like

    Obviously the cyclist in your OP is not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Metric system confuses 'Mericans..


    Evidence :

    just using a ' instead of a , messes them up

    Often Europe uses a , instead of a . to indicate a decimal fraction ....
    Actually I believe Europeans almost always use , instead of . for decimal separator, and use . instead of , to separate thousands. (') was still a typo.
    As much as you paid for that Beemer [Mercedies, Audi, Escalade], I'm surprised it didn't come equipped with turn signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    1'5m is one foot, five meters. That's almost 17 1/2 feet!

    1.5m, approximately 4'6"
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