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I got in an argument with a car driver while taking the lane on the road equipped with a DZBL. I stopped at a light, when he got out of the car to come and tell me I should use the bike lane instead...
Very nice! I have the same cages but in black. I love your red ones!
Just to be sure, the FRAP/S law in Washington State states, "Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a rate of speed less than the normal flow of traffic at the particular time and place...
FYI, Seattle allows bicycles to take the full lane. They have recently been painting sharrows in the middle of the streets to reflect it. Unfortunately, they don't plan on re-painting the old ones...
Well, dang. :D
It's still good that bicycles are allowed to turn right on red where cars aren't. More flexibility for bikes. :)
Which, to me, is confusing at best. The basic traffic laws should be uniform across the states and should not be overridable, IMO.
In other words, the value of the Idaho Stop is being recognized in Paris, too. Good. :)
I was honestly never aware of the peeping tom incident... :roflmao2:
I didn't realize using a drive-thru was such a risky activity. lol
My clothing varies, but I always use front and rear lights, too.
I agree here. I have no idea why it has taken us (or me) so long to reach this point...
I'm confused. Why do you keep lecturing me the "innocent until proven guilty" principle? Did I ever disagree with you on it?
How does that principle apply to the particular case I brought up?
To be sure I understand your point, you're saying the WA state legal system "holds drivers accountable for the lives of the pedestrians or cyclists they have taken or negatively affected" (at least)...
In this case, the victim (or the family, since the victim himself isn't alive anymore) didn't even get the chance to disprove the driver's innocence, despite the fact that the WA Vulnerable User law...
No charges for person who killed man walking his dog in a Kirkland crosswalk | Seattle Bike Blog
A perfect case for the State's Vulnerable User law, but it was not applied.
FYI, bicycles are required to take two-step ("Copenhagen") turns at intersections in Japan (where the picture was taken). Turning directly from the general travel lane (or turn lane) is illegal. It...
I agree with CrankyOne on this. Does our legal system hold drivers accountable for the lives of the pedestrians or cyclists they have taken or negatively affected?
Calm down. I'm saying it's a minor nuisance to me as a receiver of the action, as is pretty obvious from my first reply.
We're good. I don't feel the need of a mirror myself, either, so that's that. Unfortunately, we have a mandatory helmet law where I live. :(
There are people who ride to the bike trails / MUPs instead of carrying their bikes on the car. :)
Yes, I see what you're saying. I still think it's nothing but a minor nuisance, but like everything else, YMMV. :)
That's a good question. Honestly, I've never been startled or surprised to see a person emerge all of a sudden during the day, no matter my mode of transport. The few times I have been, it has always...