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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    I know you think that's true and it is certainly intuitive, but on a 4-lane road it works everywhere I have tried it. It also works on 2-lane roads when traffic is light enough that cars behind you can pass, or if you pay attention to them coming up on you and move over to let them by. It wouldn't seem that moving over to let them by and just riding to the right would be any different, but it is. The act of making them take note of you then letting them by just seems to create a better relationship between the car and the bike. The car can't blindly just squeeze past without taking note of the bike. The whole process becomes conscious. As far as riding 2-lane roads when traffic is heavy and you will be alongside cars in a tight space for extended periods of time, I have to say that isn't very safe anywhere. There have to be better times and places to ride.

    By the way Houston has just enacted a 3-foot clearance rule for motor vehicles passing bikes. First positive law for cyclists in these parts anyone can remember.
    ^ Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by generalkdi View Post
    Here there is a radio that has a "Honk a cyclist" campaign. Basically, they want drivers to pass as close as possible to cyclists and honk them. They even ask to call and do it live, or tell stories about when they did it.

    It is really ridiculous to see people use their "power", to do such things...
    Has anyone informed the radio station that this is inciting harassment? If in US it is likely they could be help liable for injuries and damages?

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