Marc, yes and no. You can't hold cyclists to the same standards as motorists. One is on a bike, the other in a 2000 pound or better vehicle. It's a comparison of a grape to a watermelon. I am NOT saying that cyclists shouldn't follow traffic laws--I am an avid cyclist, and I'm often not sure at whom I am most angry, a fellow cyclist or an irresponsible driver. But, the standards are not the same and can't be so long as we're talking grapes and watermelons. Drivers can be sometimes justified at bad behavior on the streets and roads by cyclists, but NOTHING can justify running cyclists off the road, laying on a horn when coming up behind a cyclist, throwing objects at cyclists as they pass, and not giving cyclists the space they need to stay safe.
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