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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
What is "acknowledge"?
Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy View Post
In a couple of other forums that I'm a member of (I'm able to Facebook from my phone) there is a member who seems to think that we as cyclists "have" to "acknowledge" motorists within the first 5-seconds that we realize that they're behind us.
Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy View Post
The individual says that they nod or does a shoulder check or waves to indicate that they are aware that there are cars behind them. They honestly think that by doing so that they get treated better on the road then when they don't.
It appears to be active, something the cyclist does ion a car-by-car basis, as opposed to something passive like having a tail light, which would "acknowledge" traffic, trees, pavement, and passers-by equally. Obviously not someone who has ever ridden in steady traffic.
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