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Originally Posted by Branko D View Post
Do you honk every time you overtake another car in your car? Of course not, that'd be preposterous. You overtake if you can do it safely, and brake if you can't.

I see zero reasons for cyclists to go ding every time they overtake another bicycle, car or whatnot. If the situation is dicey, I brake.

I carried a bell for quite a while until I realized my hands went to the brakes whenever in any doubt and the bell went unused.
Conversely, I never had a bell on my bike, until they finished the bike path through the valley here and I started riding it regularly with my family. I ring the bell all the time there passing other path users (slower cyclists, walkers, skaters, whatever). If I let other users know I'm coming, they can adjust accordingly, and I might have to brake less. Which is a serious consideration on a 40lb cargo bike with twin 1st graders on board.
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