Comment 65768

By arienc (registered) | Posted July 07, 2011 at 16:27:17 in reply to Comment 65743

It's funny how people are only willing to point out the lawbreaking activity of others.

Meanwhile, I have yet to meet a single motorist who follows the posted speed limit or always stops at the designated stop line.

People all break the rules, however they just choose to break different ones.

Most motorists abide by the unwritten rule of "keeping up with traffic" rather than travelling no faster than the speed that the sign says you must drive.

Likewise, a large number of cyclists act according to the "Idaho Stop" rules, where stop signs (which are largely designed to calm automobile traffic) are treated as yields to conserve muscle energy.

If we made providing infrastructure conditional on either group always following the written rules, then there would be no roads, bike paths or sidewalks.

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