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What makes cyclists think they're special?

j

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Originally Posted by SUPER K
"zero accountability for their behavior"

like injury or death?

You mean, if they pull a stupid stunt and someone else gets hurt, I can beat or kill them?

Seems a little harsh, but I guess I'd go for that.
 

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Originally Posted by j
Maybe if I started seeing bikes with license plate numbers visible, lights and signals, and getting pulled over for the blatantly illegal and unsafe moves I see them pull all the time, I'd have more respect for them in general. As it is, there seems to be zero accountability for their behavior, and that is probably the most irritating thing to me.

I used to bike to work daily before my daughter was born - I remember one time I was really happy to see a fellow cyclist pulled over.

This guy rode past me while I had stopped at a red light, actually cutting off a guy in a who was turning right. I rode on, only to see him pulled over at the next traffic light, deep in conversation with a cop.

At least in the Bay Area, I have seen many cops take a fairly hard stance with cyclists, and I'm all for it.
 

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Its nice to hear that at least SOMEWHERE in the world it is possible to hold bicyclists accountable for their actions when they break the law. As J said, here in the Seattle area, I have a hard time believing that a bicyclist would ever be "pulled over" and given a ticket for reckless driving, failure to stop, turning without a signal, obstructing traffic, or any of the myriad of offenses that I see bicyclists do every day.
 

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Originally Posted by j
Maybe if I started seeing bikes with license plate numbers visible, lights and signals, and getting pulled over for the blatantly illegal and unsafe moves I see them pull all the time, I'd have more respect for them in general. As it is, there seems to be zero accountability for their behavior, and that is probably the most irritating thing to me.

I don't know about you guys, but I bike to school in Toronto everyday and have yet to see a car get pulled over for blatantly illegal and unsafe moves.
 

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Originally Posted by Renault78law
Bah, everyone knows a cyclist would never break the law.
I'll see that and raise you 50MPH.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MtX...rch=motorcycle

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