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Old 04-07-21, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Ummmmm ... police are allowed to do that when they're pursuing someone.
Actually, in Ontario they aren't (I checked with Mrs. OBoile, a cop in Ontario, about this).

But, unless the cop actually hits someone, complaining isn't going to do anything, and you certainly can't put someone under citizens arrest for a traffic violation.
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Old 04-07-21, 09:11 PM
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I do not see the issue here. The bicyclist did not stop at the sign, did not even slow down going by the sign, and he did not even bother to look to see if traffic was clear. If it were a car going through the intersection without stopping and hitting a bike would we still have the same opinion that it is OK to go through a stop sign without stopping?
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Old 04-08-21, 07:28 AM
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This story is posted on other social media sites and the link I originally posted was a cyclist forum so the responses are a little biased but another site I looked at had the drivers perspective from it and that was disturbing to read. A few of the many offensive responses was:

"I see cyclists as nothing more than speed bumps when I'm driving"
"middle aged men in spandex are pedophiles anyway"

Almost makes me want to just stay on Zwift.
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Old 04-08-21, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by gthomson View Post
Almost makes me want to just stay on Zwift.
Have you considered limiting your time on social media?
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Old 04-08-21, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Have you considered limiting your time on social media?
455 posts vs 6603 NOT including P and R posts. lol
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Old 04-08-21, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Have you considered limiting your time on social media?
LOL have you?

Thanks Siu Blue Wind

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Old 04-08-21, 09:50 AM
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Let's put it this way. If you can pick and choose which laws you want to follow, then so can everybody else.
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Old 04-13-21, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Agent Cooper View Post
Let's put it this way. If you can pick and choose which laws you want to follow, then so can everybody else.

Does anybody actually drive the speed limit or below on the highway?
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Old 04-13-21, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Does anybody actually drive the speed limit or below on the highway?
In the past, there have been a few BF posters (of the motorist bashing ilk) who claimed to enjoy annoying motorists by driving at or below the speed limit.
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Old 04-14-21, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
In the past, there have been a few BF posters (of the motorist bashing ilk) who claimed to enjoy annoying motorists by driving at or below the speed limit.

I've driven cops crazy by refusing to speed when they're behind me on a no-passing road, but that's a no-win situation.

I'm a driver and a cyclist. The speed limit thing is the absolute killer of the lawful driver vs. scofflaw cyclists stereotype.

Virtually everyone on the road is choosing to ignore one law or another. I'm not going to slam the bike brakes at a deserted four way stop when I can see there's no one else there. I don't think that's the road to traffic chaos.
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