Old 06-08-15, 07:42 PM
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Many two lane roads (one in each direction) are simply not wide enough to safely fit a car and bike in the same lane. This means that no matter where the cyclist positions himself, a motorist overtaking him/her must cross the center line at least a bit. If there is oncoming traffic, (seen or unseen) it can quickly become a dangerous situation for everyone. Every state in the US has wording in their vehicle code allowing for a cyclist to take the lane in this, and many other situations.

The fact that so many cyclists fail to take a legal lane position that would help protect them and other road users, including motorists(!), is what this thread is about. Also how this cyclist behavior helps propagate the "Must Pass Cyclists" mindset.
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