Cyclists should obey rules of road

If cyclists want to be on the road with vehicles, then they need to obey the same rules the vehicles are subject to.

If cyclists want to be on the road with vehicles, then they need to obey the same rules the vehicles are subject to.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, I was driving north on Gaetz Avenue, at about 3:30 in the afternoon. A cyclist was on the road ahead of me, keeping up with the other vehicles, but weaving in and out of traffic.

He was tailing vehicles, then cutting others off, while flying around them, and cycling between them.

Seeing this unfold, I thought, “I’m glad I’m back here, because I do not want to be a part of his accident.”

This is the same story every day.

Cyclists share the road with our vehicles, but they do not share the rules of the road.

They weave through traffic, don’t stop at red lights or stop signs, and they don’t use proper hand signals.

In short, they are a hazard to everyone around them.

When a car is driving far below the speed limit, they are a danger to those around them, and are subject to being ticketed. Then why is it OK for a cyclist to do that?

The only cyclists who do obey all the traffic laws are the children, and they ride on the sidewalk.

Cyclists can share the road with me when they follow the law as I do.

Courtney Dokken

Red Deer County

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