Motorists are now expected to extend more courtesy to bicyclists and protect them from harm. Who is going to protect them from themselves? We all are expected to share the road and should, likewise, all follow the same rules. Cyclists are supposed to stay off of sidewalks, but they don’t; obey traffic signs and signals, but they don’t (“stop signs are for cars, not me”). They ride with impaired vision, in the form of 40 gallon black trash bags filled with recyclables that block their view. And last, but certainly not least, they ride in the dark, crossing streets mid-block, with no protective lighting or clothing – in the dark. Where is the equity in the law, here?
Ron Jeske, Modesto