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Monday, March 05, 2007

A big pet peeve

In her "Along for the Ride" column today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Elisa Crouch answers a question from a Pat Zach of Webster Groves, Mo.:
"In last week's column about bicycle commuting on Clayton Road, you mention that state law says bicyclists share the same rights and responsibilities as someone driving a car. My assumption would be that bicyclists are required to obey stop signals and signs. I can't tell you how often I see them ride right through a stop sign endangering themselves and auto drivers. Comment?"
In response, Crouch wrote:
"Bicyclists who don't follow the rules are a big pet peeve of mine. And unfortunately, far too many bicyclists act like they don't have any laws to follow."
She goes on to give a brief primer on the rules of the road and sources where you can find the rules of the road for Missouri and Illinois. You may want to go ahead and read the column to find out what she has to say.

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Roger 2 comments links to this post 6:40 PM

Cyclists should obey the rules of the road. This column is a great opportunity to point out that motorists are also required to obey the law. When cyclists break the law, it annoys people. When motorists break the law, people die.
Everyday my sons walk to school and watch auto drivers run red lights as the pedestrian sign says to "walk". The imbalance remains and law enforcement doesn't care... truly a jungle and the media is upset a few cyclists roll through stop signs? My pet peeve are journalists who lack an objective perspective. When auto drivers break the law people are injured (or die)... when cyclists run a stop sign, journalists are irritated. Despicable!
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