David Whiting of the Orange County Register writes an interesting article that is in today’s paper on the bike v. car confrontations. He makes a few very astute points that I frequently see when I am road biking. The most common are bikers riding in groups and taking up all or part of the road. I get that bikers think they are entitled to the same rights as drivers. That doesn’t make it smart or sensible to aggressively take an entire lane. What reaction do you expect from a driver when your group takes over a lane?
The second area that astounds me are the number of bikers that run red lights. It seems that many bikers think they can safely run that Stop sign or red light with impunity. Unfortunately, it sometimes leads to tragedy.