Comment 83157

By viennacafe (registered) | Posted November 23, 2012 at 23:34:08

Cyclists are notorious for not following the rules of the road. So are pedestrians. But there's a good reason for that. Roads and road rules are designed to include neither. It is like designing a tennis court and then bitching that hockey and soccer players aren't following the rules.

But, worse, the vehicle drivers are notorious for not following the rules. They speed, run lights, drift through stop signs, fail to signal, cross multiple lanes, follow to close, fail to yield, race on coming traffic to make a turn, talk on cell phones, text, fight, work, read, and consider a few seconds of their precious time and convenience more valuable than lives. And they are in control of vehicles ranging from several hundred pounds to several tons.

Maybe if we were a more mature society we would stop pointing fingers and figure out how to make it work for everyone.

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