Almost got run over by a Prius on my ride to work this morning. Normally when I almost get run over I get mad, but a Prius is just so darn non-threatening. It’s like getting nudged by an old lady with a walker. Once I finally got control of myself and stopped laughing I just waved him on. It reminded me of a local news story from a couple weeks ago:
“Google’s robotic Toyota Prius rear-ended a second Prius, which then hit the Honda Accord she was riding in, which pushed another Accord into the fifth car, another Prius.” (full article here)
Silicon Valley is really a pretty good place for bike commuting given the large percentage of little cars. I have a feeling that in Sacramento it would have gone more like this:
“Google’s robotic Tahoe rear ended a Suburban which rear ended an Escalade who’s spinners distracted the driver of an F350 who ran over a cyclist and crushed a Prius before smashing into the Tahoe”.
You Sacramento commuters can tell me if I got it right…