Comment 76058

By proof (anonymous) | Posted April 19, 2012 at 11:25:44

Automobile, truck and motorcycle drivers have to prove that they know the rules of the road by passing written and practical tests. They must also pay to have insurance to compensate others if they should cause harm. The mere requirement of having insurance keeps many people from driving because they cannot afford it, because of lack of driving experience or too many problems i.e. tickets and accidents. Cyclists and pedestrians do neither and both show a constant disregard of out laws through either ignorance or apathy. The police are constantly enforcing the rules of the road against motorists and yet just as constantly turn a blind eye to cyclists who do the same thing. The only time a pedestrian gets a ticket is during the occasional week long crackdown that occurs when some pedestrian did something stupid and got themselves hurt or killed. Cyclists are entitled to share the road but are obligated to know and obey the rules of the road. In my mind the 2 cannot be separated, if you do not know and follow our rules of the road then you should stay off of the roads. Adults should never be allowed or tolerated to cycle on the sidewalk, as is dictated by the HTA.

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