Rules of the Road are for EVERYBODY

Dear Cyclists,I know you’re all super-special because you get your special pants and your special headgear and your special smug “I’m-not-polluting-and-getting-a-workout” attitude, and that’s okay. But remember, YOU share the road just the same as the

Dear Cyclists,

I know you’re all super-special because you get your special pants and your special headgear and your special smug “I’m-not-polluting-and-getting-a-workout” attitude, and that’s okay. But remember, YOU share the road just the same as the motorists. And your arms are for more than just raising your chai-venta-mocha-latte with half-skim half-soy fair-trade family-friendly organic coffee to your oblivious, empty head.

I’m a motorist of 10 years with no tickets, no record and no accidents. I’m perfectly willing to share the road with cyclists and whoever else wants to use it. But the next time you decide to make a turn or cut in front of me without signaling, remember this basic physics lesson: if my two-and-a-half tons of steel hits your 200 lbs of bone and flesh, you will go bouncing down the street like a pinball. I’m BIGGER than you are, and traveling MUCH MUCH faster. I have to signal my intent before I make a lane change or a turn, so is it too much to ask for you to return the favor so you don’t end up as a greasy spot and I don’t wreck my day?

It's always the driver's fault

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