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    Enforcement is a key aspect. In Ohio, you are...

    Enforcement is a key aspect. In Ohio, you are legally required to use your parking brake every time you park. Most drivers only use it when on a grade. It's not enforced unless it were to actually...
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    I also notice that some of the sponsors of this...

    I also notice that some of the sponsors of this bill voted for the safe passing bill last year.
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    Dangerous bill proposal in South Dakota

    And this isn't just one insane Representative, it's 11 Representatives and three Senators. Cyclists would be required to get off the road in a no passing zone to allow traffic to pass, or face up to...
  4. 18 feet at the pole or where it's sagging on the...

    18 feet at the pole or where it's sagging on the left side of the road? It looks like it drops below 15 feet, or at least close enough that as you're coming up on it from the other direction you'd be...
  5. I looked at a fairly random lettered road,...

    I looked at a fairly random lettered road, choosing a location not too far from a decently populated city. There do seem to be trees.
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  6. Missouri bill requires bicyclists to fly 15-foot...

    Missouri bill requires bicyclists to fly 15-foot flag on country roads
    "I want people to know I understand 15 feet is ridiculous," Houghton said Thursday afternoon. "But it got people talking about...
  7. Missouri lawmaker wants 15' pole with flag requirement on lettered highways

    He apparently tried to ban cyclists on these roads, but now has moved to requiring a florescent flag a minimum of 15 feet above the ground.
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  8. It'd be an actual Ghost bike, the ones sold at...

    It'd be an actual Ghost bike, the ones sold at REI.
  9. No, but I can't imagine that Xanax, Zoloft and...

    No, but I can't imagine that Xanax, Zoloft and Pamelor with alcohol is a good combination.
  10. Got it. This actually happened down the road from...

    Got it. This actually happened down the road from me, he was killed. The driver had to pay $1000, do 100 hours of comm. service and serve two years home arrest.

    You're right, all indications had...
  11. What's actually a bit scary is that I recognized...

    What's actually a bit scary is that I recognized that scene immediately. Are you in Cincinnati? If so, you might look at doing a ride with the Cincinnati Cycle Club or Urban Basin, find one that fits...
  12. Cyclist killed during warmup for Kansas State Time Trials

    No details released, other than she was hit by a truck.

    Glenda Taylor, head of Washburn University art department, killed in bicycle-truck wreck | CJOnline.com
  13. It's hard to look at a still image and figure out...

    It's hard to look at a still image and figure out what is actually going through someone's mind based on a frozen expression.
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    Absolutely. I mainly got mine to support the...

    Absolutely. I mainly got mine to support the company.
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    I know some here don't like RoadID products, but...

    I know some here don't like RoadID products, but I like them for a few reasons. It's a good group, and for me, also local. Last year I found that the owner was out on a local road and helped a rider...
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    Frankly, with this kind of incident, he could...

    Frankly, with this kind of incident, he could have been driving down the road and been killed, or at least very seriously injured.

    I saw a comment on another article that said "6 beers isn't even...
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    Just to be clear, I'm not the one that thinks...

    Just to be clear, I'm not the one that thinks that. That was a quote from his wife.
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    It wasn't a hit and run. Teen bicyclist hit on...

    It wasn't a hit and run.

    Teen bicyclist hit on Millersport in Amherst - Story
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    This article says that a witness reported that he...

    This article says that a witness reported that he was trying to cross against the light.

    Has nothing to do with this, but it looks like in January, he was charged with petit larceny. Don't know...
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    "He may have had a drinking problem, but he would...

    "He may have had a drinking problem, but he would do anything for anybody" and blame the victim
    Man charged in cyclist's death 'a really good guy' who may have drinking problem, wife says | Scott...
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    Well, there are full blooded Americans that would...

    Well, there are full blooded Americans that would do this too. But it all adds to it and makes it "easier" to throw in the maximum sentences and not have it reduced or a jury that doesn't agree for...
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    This article confirms some aspects. The driver...

    This article confirms some aspects. The driver had no license or ssn, had an open beer in the truck and told police he had 6 beers prior and smoked pot.
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    Drunk driver causes death during Horsey 100

    Lexington man dies after being hit by vehicle during Horsey Hundred cycling event; driver is arrested | Scott County | Kentucky.com

    A drunk driver crossed into the oncoming lane. The cyclist that...
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    The problem with the crossing of the solid yellow...

    The problem with the crossing of the solid yellow is that in many states, it's not specified. I'm in Ohio where it is, if safe to do so. A twisty road where you can't see far enough ahead wouldn't...
  25. And I don't think it'll pass. They couldn't...

    And I don't think it'll pass.

    They couldn't even get a bill passed increasing the penalty for hit and run drivers. Currently, it can a lighter penalty for someone to leave the scene than to stick...
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