Who Owns The Road?
Lots of cycling accidents this summer and I must say I was a bit surprised to see By-law handing out photo radar tickets to those on the bike paths going even 5 clicks over the posted limit.
Then the next day it happened. A cyclist rammed a pedestrian and they were both rushed to hospital.
Either people don’t know the rules as to which side of the path to stay on or they just ignore it. Either way, it’s getting dangerous out there and something must be don’t to prevent further collisions.
Many say people on bikes have a persecution complex and go to fits of rage when told about the problems. The way I see it, those people drive cars too so don’t blame the guy on the bike.
Would bells make a difference? Once again a debate rages on as to if you really need to ring it for every pedestrian up ahead and are they annoying.
One thing we don’t need is more legislation for the few that don’t have a clue, but you can go online for some safety tips and riding lessons on Vimeo and YouTube.
The things we need are better bike lanes (the ones we have are dangerous), horns or bells are not a bad idea and lights are great for the early darkness approaching.
And the thing we need the most is a little courtesy and compassion for both people driving cars, motorcycles and bikes.
As the late Rodney King once said: ”Can’t we all just get along?”