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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Winter is almost here, will the yahoos return?

With the start of the winter season almost around the corner, I have been wondering will all the yahoo drivers out there have finally learned their lessons? Or will they still be in such a hurry that they still be complete idiots when it comes to such things as driving in whiteout conditions?
Traditionally, that usually is not the case. We will always have people driving like complete idiots when the snow falls every year. These are the people who think that because they are driving a SUV or 4x4 means they have the right to intimidate everyone else into getting out of their way. I know that they think that they are safer in their vehicles, but what about the rest of the people that they have to share the road with? Not to mention the ones with their cell phone glues to their ears!
Even worse are the idiots who are text messaging while they are driving. That is way more dangerous than even chatting on the phone while they are driving.

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

The debate continues...

Recently, while riding the roads around Holland, I have had several drivers incorrectly inform me that I would be safer if I rode using the bike path. More often, they used the language, "Get off the road, a*****e!". Or the ubiquitious "Use the f****** sidewalk!". Though they say that they were concerned about my safety, I believe that they really were more concerned about how I was inconveniencing them, since in order to avoid me, they would actually have to pay attention to the road. Imagine actually having to unglue themselves from their cell phones for more than a few seconds to actually watch where they are going! How impossible it would be for them to actually contemplate that possibility!
Nevermind that there have been studies conducted that rpove their claims to be completely false. Here is one such study.
It shows that the majority of major injuries riding a bike occur while riding on the sidewalk. Very few happen while riding in traffic.

This is a wonderful video about how bicyclists should behave while driving in traffic. Very little real disruption to drivers.

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