Pretty close.Originally Posted by JRA
If a bicycle were defined as a vehicle, in the absense of changes to CERTAIN other laws to include exceptions for bicyclists, then bicyclists might actually be required to obey the same rules that drivers of MOTOR vehicles must obey (like no racing and no tailgating).
Defining a bicycle as a vehicle technically makes racing your buddy to the top of the local hill illegal. That makes sense if you and your buddy are racing Ford vs. Chevy, but not if Trek vs. Specialized, or your horses 9 to 5 vs. Annie pulling buggies.
Truly, in states like CA we have the best of both worlds. We have the same rights and responsibilities that apply of drivers of all types of vehicles, but not those rights and responsibilities that apply ONLY to drivers of MOTOR vehicles.
Do you seriously have a problem with that?