motorist tip of the week, 1

If I had to guess I’d say that I see at least one article a week that attempts to answer the question, “what rules or laws should cyclists follow or obey?” The sub-text send two messages: 1) cyclists are annoying and would be less annoying if only they followed the laws; and, 2) cyclists are responsible for themselves and everybody else on the road.

So, in the spirit of shared responsibility I offer you my motorist tip of the week:

Always look carefully for bicyclists before opening doors next to moving traffic or before turning. (Page 36, CA Driver Handbook)

and

Not try to pass a bicyclist just before making a turn. Merge safely where it is allowed, then turn. (Page 36, CA Driver Handbook)

Yeah, so there’s this car, a white something or other, that regularly accelerates to pass me before it turns right, wheels squealing, in front of me. It’s not nice. It’s not safe. Please don’t do that anymore.

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  1. #1 by Mike on October 3, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    Too right, I’ve been in a few incidents where cars just don’t seem to get how fast we actually go.
    Cars turning in front of a bike pack can have devastating results.
    And when you take them to task over their stupidity, they often seem oblivious to the fact they’ve actually done something wrong.
    It does my head in.

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