Sunday, April 8, 2012 6:50:34 AM
tuapui-"i don't understand how this has anything to do with the cyclist being right or wrong."
It doesn`t (besides the bit of the accident being a direct result of him being on a busy highway). He had every legal right to be there. But that still does not make is smart or safe.
I don`t care if it`s legal for me to ride my bike on the bridge or not, if I was faced with that, I`d climb down off my bike and walk it accross on the sidewalk. Because it`s SAFER. 50lb bike vs. 5,000 lb vehicle isn`t a `fair` match. If I`m in a casket, it doesn`t matter if my mourners are standing over me saying, `we`ll, at least he was legal`.
I once lived next to a major highway known for decades as `Bloody 98`. No amount legality would get me on it in a bike.
tuapui-" the guy tried to drive away man."
Which was wrong, and he was charged with two violations (funny enough, one went into effect the day of the incident). Hopefully he will
Sunday, April 8, 2012 5:15:52 AM
I also find it interesting how bicyclists don't need driver`s licenses to operate their "vehicles" on the road when everyone else does. I agree with MeGrendel et al, if you can`t go the speed limit (or at least the average speed of traffic) then get off the road and cycle on the sidewalk.