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Re: Damn pedestrians!

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Damn pedestrians!
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:31:06 -0700
Word on the street is David Breneman said:
> And of course, bicyclists are notorious for their total lack of
> attention to the rules of the road; that's fine, of course,
> because just like busses, they are more virtuous than cars.

Thats right, they are more virtuous, and if you have ever ridden a
bike in Seattle you would know you're putting your life on the line
every time you do, because NOBODY seems to check their blind spot,
or expect anything smaller than a Ford Expedition to be on the road.
If you ride on the road, road rage runs rampant, people will honk their
horns and blast past you inches away.  Nobody checks before opening
their doors, if you ride your bike to work every day it is almost
guaranteed you will get "doored" at least once every few years.
If you ride on the sidewalk (why not, nobody walks, everyone's in a
car), nobody checks before pulling out of driveways.  So what you call
a total lack of attention to the rules of the road I call "trying not to
get killed".  Go be a bike courier for a while and see how you like it.

> [Busses and] Carpools get more privileges than single-occupant vehicles.

As they should.

> And, as mentioned above, traffic is expected to part like the
> Red Sea for any pedestrian, even if they walk against the light.

As they should.  So sorry to delay your single-occupant drive, you should
really have the right to run over people.

Have you ever tried to use a marked crosswalk that doesn't have a
stopsign or a light?  Its freakin impossible, nobody stops.  You have to
step out in front of moving cars to get them to stop.


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