Old 06-08-15, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
This is called blaming the victim. Like when a woman is raped because she was "asking for it" by wearing a skirt.
Your not a victim just because your vehicle is delicate and your life is more threatened in case of an accident. This is the nature of your vehicle. It does not automatically make you a victim.

Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
This is not safe nor legally required.
It is the safest option and in my part of the world blocking the road is against the law for any vehicle. A cyclist is not above the law.


Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
So...motorists who make irrational and dangerous passes at speed should be the best judge of whether there's enough room to safely share the road with a cyclist? It's funny that you say that cyclists aren't capable of making the assessment about whether taking the lane is appropriate but a road-raged driver is.
Cyclists who make irrational and dangerous road blocks are more unqualified to make assesment of where a car can fit in or can't. Just because your the one injured in case of an accident, does not give you the right to make decisions on behalf of other road users, by blocking the road. Again, this is the nature of your vehicle and if you can't live with the increased danger, then you shoudn't ride at all. It certainly doesn't give you more rights over other road users.
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