Comment 67606

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted August 07, 2011 at 17:37:49 in reply to Comment 67600

I agree but my wearing a helmet in my 1 1/2 ton car does not do a damn thing to protect your head. It is up to you to wear a helmet or to bear the consequences of not wearing one.

I do not ride a bike anymore but in the past I have put many miles on my bikes. I am actually very bike friendly on an ongoing basis and when I drive. Cyclists' attitudes have changed have changed over the years and a great many of them are in for a very rude awakening. We are facing a growing attitude of entitlement not only in cyclists but in our society as a whole. Attitudes like "it is my right to bike anywhere I want." This is bringing cyclists into a collision course with cars.

There are plenty of restrictions on cars. It is bicycles that are going to see some more restrictions in the coming years. How long before bikes need insurance? How about licenses? Safety checks to make sure brakes and noise makers work? My personal pet peeve is cyclists who ride after dark without lights, we really need to stop that nonsense. If cyclists want to be taken seriously they need to behave seriously.

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