One thing I can’t stand are those damned cyclists who feel they are above the rules of the road. Stop signs are merely suggestions, and red lights are only applicable to motorized vehicles. And yet, they expect to be treated as equals on the road by motorist.
You can’t have it both ways.
First off, roads are primarily created for the benefits of cars. We (car drivers) have to share the roads with you (bicyclists). And we are more than happy to share it it with you if you simply accept that you are a “guest” on these roads that weren’t built for you (unless there is a separate bike lane designated just for you).
If a car is coming up from behind, then move off to the side so that our two ton machine can safely pass you by. Don’t get all high and mighty and think you have the right to slow down traffic just because you feel entitled to use this road like the rest of us.
If you come up to a stop sign or cross walk, then STOP. Cars have to stop, why shouldn’t you? Don’t you want to treated like every other motorist on the road? Oh, I forgot, THIS rule inconveniences you and so you can’t be bothered to stop.
Although I will tip my hat to you if you come up to a red light, hop off your bike and walk across the respective the crosswalk, then hop back on your bike on the other side, because that qualifies you as a Transformer.
You are not better than a car. You are weaker, slower, and more fragile than any machine you openly stand up against in some weird chihuahua small dog/big bite mentality. And this type of arrogant defiance can get you seriously injured if you don’t pull your head out of your ass.
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