Originally Posted by root
I've had a few near misses as well with my bike and people just pulling out.
but it kind of goes with the territory when you get on a bike you almost expect there to be trouble. you have to be so much more vigilant and aware on a bike than you do in a car.
agreed. I ride a bicycle in the street, and will keep up with traffic in a 25 mph zone. I'm sick of people treating cyclists (and bikers) like crap, and people not paying attention to us because we have a mere 2 wheels (I've been told to get on the sidewalk so a guy could make a left hand turn. I told him I am a vehicle and I have the right to the road, but he is only privileged to use it.)
I think I've filed about 6 police reports this year. Takes me like 5 minutes, and then when they hit someone and are sued its more likely that they will get their ass handed to them because there is more evidence supporting their reckless negligence.
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