Safe riding with a child in a trailer
I am writing for your recommendations on safe and legal riding practices. I own a Burley Bee trailer and ride my 2.75 year old to preschool in it on a daily basis at rush hour. I use mostly narrow non-main roads with no shoulders, residual snow, and a fair amount of speedy motorists. I tried riding to the right edge of the road and used to get a lot of close passes from automobiles. I then tried riding in the center of the lane. This seemed safer but generated some hostility from motorists. A local police officer pulled me over yesterday and said that whatever the legalities, "common sense" dictated that I should ride as close to the side of the road as possible to avoid accident. What do you all recommend?