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It's bike month time to not acknowledge the League of American Bicyclists

Old 05-02-11, 10:40 AM
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It's bike month time to not acknowledge the League of American Bicyclists

"NHTSA, AAA join together for National Bike Safety Month with new "Roll Model" campaign" reads the headline from Secretary LaHood's blog.


Ohhh, I have a brilliant idea, lets get the pro-motoring groups together to tell bicyclists that they need to ride to the right, out of the way of cars or you are not setting a good example. And remember dear cyclists you need to wear a helmet because we are going to incorrectly tell motorist where you "need" to ride and if you are not they just might act out and if you are riding right they might feel they do not have to adjust their position on the roadway, it's a lose, lose situation for cyclists. And of course they are not going to consult with the League of American Bicyclists.



And they have the gall to use a sign that has not been accepter by the standards committee and is not in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).


Seriously, NHTSA and AAA you need to be the role model and involve the national experts on bicycling safety and stop making up rules that are a very poor summery of laws as well as safety advice.

Feel free to leave a comment on NHTSA, AAA join together for National Bike Safety Month with new "Roll Model" campaign and ask if ever NHTSA and AAA are going to consult with the League of American Bicyclists?
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Old 05-02-11, 01:37 PM
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Would the result have been better if LAB had been consulted? The same LAB that rewards cities with door zone bike lanes, coffin corners and bad cycling laws.
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And of course they are not going to consult with the League of American Bicyclists.
I'm sure the League of Superheros was out fighting dastardly villains from another planet.

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