bicyclists who think they don't qualify as "vehicles"
Bicyclists think they are pedestrians and ride on the sidewalk; or they think they are invisible or entitled and don't follow traffic lights or other traffic patterns, thereby cutting off ACTUAL pedestrians or other vehical operators.
As a bicyclist, I totally agree. I follow the same traffic rules as any vehicle but because of the idiots siddygirl describes, I get treated like shit by motorists.
— Acacia posted 9/2/2009
you get treated like shit by motorists because you're on a bike, not because you run red lights. traffic laws are for cars. suckers.
— rebecca posted 9/4/2009
Bikes aren't cars, you're not supposed to be in the actual lanes
— me posted 9/5/2009
That depends on where you are. I live near Munich, and according to the rules, bikes are equal to cars on the roads (obviously not the Autobahn or other major highways). They also outrank pedestrians, so if you're walking on a bike path (or along it...a lot of the paths are divided), they'll sideswipe you without a backward glance. Bikers here are fearless.
— Yorkie posted 9/8/2009
Bikes aren't Motor Vehicles, remember. Thus, they aren't restricted to the same rules. Bikers, at least in NYC, are supposed to be able to hold up traffic and have the same precedence as a car, but that never happens. If the city actually gave these vehicles their own lanes with a median, and gave them credit for being so ecologically sound, maybe the bikers would start obeying the rules more. Remember that when you have just two or more people in your massive car you're sometimes given your own entire highway lane, but when you take up as small a space as a biker without any emissions, you are given almost nothing.
— Biffy posted 9/8/2009
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