A prop for spider webs.
The reason that it stays there is that it is common knowledge around here that bicyclists are not tolerated in
And God help you if you are on your bike in a place that is exactly the same spot that a
So what do you suppose is the answer? A unit on social courtesy in high school? No, they would just figure out a way to get out of that class. No, in
You make a law saying it’s bad to come within 3 feet of a bicyclist while you are both on the same road. And you make the law say that you can’t execute that “right hook” anymore.
It’s called the “Safe Passing Act,” it is SB 488, and it just passed in the senate with only 5 no votes (every one of them from Republicans). It makes it unlawful to be discourteous. And if you are discourteous enough so as to cause bodily injury, that’s a Class B misdemeanor.
So do I think this will do any good? Do I think Texans will find themselves more courteous to the biking public? Doubtful. All you need to do in order to come to this conclusion is read the comments that appear at the bottom of the article published at the Houston Chronicle’s website.
They speak volumes.
OK, here are a few just to give you a flavor:
“Another ridiculous and totally unnecessary law. Bicycles have no place on our roads.”
“I’m sorry, but bicyclist don’t pay road taxes and thus they don’t have the right to even ride the bike on the road.”
“Some of these bike guys take up 3/4 of the road going ten miles an hour and refuse to move over and let you drive by. After several blocks of this you want to run them over!”
“Time to put the new grille guards on.”