A word of advice for bikers: follow the rules of the road. And that’s not my advice – that comes from the government. Though, it’s not so much advice as it is law. I understand that you are saving the environment one commute at a time, but that doesn’t entitle you to break every traffic law ever created. You don’t get to ride on the sidewalk. You do have to signal your turns. And you do have to stop at stop signs and lights.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate you riding your bike. It makes lessens my drive time. However, if I have to deal with running you over as I am turning and you didn’t stop for my right of way, it adds a complication I don’t want to deal with. My car would get scratched, you’d fall and get hurt, and then I’d probably sue you. No hard feelings, it’s just how it is.
If you want to scream at me for nearly hitting you as you run a red light, go ahead. Just make sure my windows aren’t down. And make sure you weren’t the one that is wrong. I am looking at you, hipster riding your bike down La Salle Street this morning.
Remember, bikers: share the road!