Much better analogy -- high beams can blind during the day as well. (Though most daytime running lights are high beams at a greatly reduced intensity.)(or maybe like having high beams on during the day as that is prohibited in the presence of traffic.)
Though really, the issue is simple enough to not need to muddy it with analogies at all. They don't improve understanding of the issue, so it's probably better to just leave them out entirely.
... and yet he could put an end to that simply by riding on the shoulder. I don't buy the "right hook danger" at all -- take the lane around intersections and driveways if you want, but there's not likely to be very many of them on this road. He's doing it to make a point, and while I applaud his tenacity, I can't feel too badly for him -- at this point, he's just being stubborn. His point is already made, and the courts are in motion -- racking up additional charges doesn't benefit him or anybody else. Even if he does beat the rap (which is far from certain) -- he doesn't beat the ride or many of the costs that go along with it.The issue is Chipseal is being ticketed and arrested faster then the legal system can resolve the issue.
And I've got a friend who's close to some of the local cycling advocacy groups -- he's said that at least one group has offered him help, but with some stipulations -- in particular that he cut it out until the thing works through the courts. If I heard that correctly, it sounds like he's not going that route.
That is a possibility, though he would have to lose his case in the Texas Supreme Court before the precedent covered the entire state -- and even then, the police wouldn't have to actually ticket for it, and there could be qualifications to whatever ruling that water it down to make it not quite that bad. Time will tell.And if Chipseal loses his case in a higher court, shoulders will then become mandatory use in TX rather then optional.