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New Calif. Law Adds 3-Foot Protection For Cyclists But Will It Make San Diego Roads Safe Enough?

Commus,

Most people who commute on a bike also own cars, who buy gas, and pay taxes, which pays for said roads.

"provide financial responsibility" - on what?

Proof of fitness, to ride a bike? Seriously? What's next, proof of being able to type a sentence with correct grammar on the internet - before actually typing a sentence with correct grammar on the internet?

I can get behind some of your comments about how cyclists should know rules of the road and getting fined for moving violations, but otherwise, I feel like your comment is short sighted. The main point here is that the legislation is supposed to help protect cyclists from cars who pass them too closely. I ride as defensively as I drive, but that still doesn't stop some idiot who feels superior in his aluminum box by almost hitting me because he can, while speeding off shortly thereafter.

February 4, 2014 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )