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Recent publicity surrounding the deaths of cyclists Matt Peterson and Kristy Gough highlights bicycle safety issues, but more must be done.
Cyclists are granted rights to California roadways, specifically, "all the rights [...] applicable to the driver of a vehicle" (CVC §21200). Those familiar with the Code may point out CVC §21202, which appears to require bicycles to ride on the right edge. Frequently overlooked in the very same section are four vitally important exceptions granting cyclists the right to be somewhere other than the right edge at times, which may affect other vehicles on the road.
Please learn, understand, and respect cyclists' rights. It may require some patience, as well as using the brake pedal instead of the accelerator. But it could prevent a tragedy.
NOTE: it is very short and choppy because they require 125 words or less. I normally don't write this way!