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Monday, June 24, 2013

Cars Can Kill People | Cool Cleveland Blog


By Joe Baur
An important point often overlooked in the never-ending cars versus bikes debate is this: When bikes break the rules, it’s annoying. When cars break the rules, they can kill people.
The issue has already been written to death. At this point, it seems writers and journalists alike seem to feel the need to give fair treatment to motorists. These articles will begin with cyclists’ complaints of cars not respecting them on the road, ignorant of their rights, and perhaps a dash of statistics on the rise of car-cyclist collisions. Then, out of some apparent need to be fair, the article will voice the overwhelming feeling motorists harbor toward cyclists.
“They blow through red lights!”
“They swerve around traffic!”
“Shouldn’t they be on the sidewalk, anyway!?”

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