If you're into using roads like I am then you may have noticed the latest craze that has been growing stronger and stronger each year: bicyclists on the roads. We used to have sidewalks for bicycles, pedestrians and anything else that isn't an automobile, but that's way too limiting. What good is a sidewalk if you can have your own dedicated lane on the street with cars? A sidewalk is much too limiting for cyclists. What happens when you have to dodge a pedestrian or possibly wait at a stop light? After all, you can't fit 10 bicycles side by side on a sidewalk. Sidewalks just aren't cut out for the bikers of today.
Stop signs? What are those?
When you see this in a car it means stop; when on a bike, do whatever you want.
The whole bike thing is really getting out of hand -- they're freaking everywhere and they're like the honey badger -- they just don't give a shit. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I've almost hit one because they were doing something that would be illegal to do in a car. Bikers seem to think it's perfectly okay to run a stop sign at their own discretion. Cyclists have absolutely no problem going under the speed limit while making a turn at a stop light. Bicycles are the new cars, they rule the road, not cars. Why drive a car at all if you can just hop on your bike and do whatever the hell you want without a license?
It's crazy, I get a ticket for running a stop sign. Cyclists get a pat on the back for running a stop sign. It really is a problem to have cyclists acting like automobiles. They're not automobiles and they're dangerous. It's dangerous enough having motorcycles on the streets, but now we have cyclists too? I just don't get it.
"We're vehicles too!!!11"
Ever been yelled at by a biker? I have been -- they really think they own the streets. Anybody who has seen the movie, "This Is 40" knows what I'm talking about. They just go around telling everybody what to do. They're like a bunch of spoiled rich kids that just annoy the hell out of everyone. Even in their responses online they are rude, check some of the responses when confronted on Yahoo Answers:
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Taking up a lane.... What is that supposed to mean? It sounds like you think they aren't supposed to be riding in the lane. What about your little car taking up the lane when a semi-truck wants it? Does size have the right of way? No.
Unfortunately someone like you thinks you are being funny. It is not funny. Cyclists have the same privilege to the road as any motor vehicle except for most limited access highways. There are some limited access highways that bicycles are permitted also.
Remember you don't have a "right" to the road. It is a privilege. YOUR privilege can be revoked by loosing your license. Better watch out, your ignorance of the laws of the road will catch up with you and you might be walking after a revocation.
Grow up and become responsible.
No. But in busy rush hour traffic I'd LOVE to run over those "Generation X" idiots in their cars taking up all my space in the TRAFFIC lanes. Lanes are for every "vehicle". And bicycles are "vehicles". Get used to it. We're here to stay. We have the RIGHT to be in the middle of the lane if the situation deems it necessary.
No. What's more, your question clearly indicates that you don't realize that bicyclists have a right to use the entire lane whenever safety requires it -- and it often requires it.
Bicyclists have the right to use the road in all 50 states of the U.S. as well as most other countries.
You are an example of how driver's education in this country is sorely lacking. It did not make sure that you knew the rules of the road or how to drive properly on the roads. What is so difficult about moving over to pass a bicyclist safely? What delusion makes you think that you should not have to?
Grow up and quit acting like a spoiled child. You do not own the road. You sometimes have to move over to go around slower traffic. You would do it for a bus. You would do it for a garbage truck. You would do it for an 18-wheeler. You would do it for someone parallel parking. Why can't you do it for a bicycle which is far easier to pass than those things?
Some of us actually understand the rules of the road and bicycle safety. That's because we study. Anti-cyclists never study. They just make things up and pretend that their delusions are facts. It's ignorance fueled by arrogance.
Cyclists are hardcore. It's like their own cult only they worship the road.
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