Comment 7067

By Brian (registered) | Posted June 21, 2007 at 12:59:32

Sean and Rusty,

Don't get me wrong, I know that autos will cause greater consequences than cyclists when their respective operators fail to observe traffic laws. I just don't get the hypocrisy that it is more 'acceptable' for cyclist to 'bend' laws because their consequences are less destructive.

Traffic Laws apply to autos and pedal-traffic equally (at least, to a great extent). If it doesn't make sense, then campaign to change the law. I'll be right there with you. But when individuals can rationalize breaking the law to suit their needs, no matter how objective, then anarchy ultimately prevails.

So let's agree that there are many advantages to promote cycling, and that bicycles should have separate laws to recognize their uniqueness, especially considering their obvious disadvantages regarding safety when tangling with motor vehicles, and that these laws, along with all traffic laws including speed limits, need to be enforced!

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