Letters to the Editor
July 1, 2006
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, I was attempting to turn right, out of the Taco Maker parking lot on Bonanza Drive. As we all know, it is not easy to pull out of this particular parking lot, but eventually there was an opening. As I started to turn, a young, female bicyclist (heading against traffic, on the sidewalk) had to suddenly maneuver around the front of my car. I slammed on my brakes and nearly had a heart attack — I could have hit her!
Because of many recent accidents and the heartbreaking death of Bill Corliss, I have reinvented my thinking with regard to people on bicycles. I am making EVERY EFFORT to be aware of them, making sure they have enough room when I drive past and so on. What is the point when the cyclists, who want us to show more courtesy, are themselves breaking the law? To the best of my knowledge, the rule or law is that you ride WITH the flow of traffic, in the same direction. Had the sun not been straight in my eyes, perhaps I’d have seen her. If cyclists continue doing unsafe things, they should expect that accidents will happen. I am trying my best to be as aware and courteous as possible, for the safety of all, but this particular woman was NOT doing the safe thing.
Please, cyclists, we all respect you and want you to be safe. Stay on the proper side and follow the rules that are designed for YOUR safety. Thank you.
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